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Year : 2015  |  Volume : 81  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 162--165

Frontal fibrosing alopecia and lichen planopilaris in HLA-identical mother and daughter

1 Department of Dermatology, Complejo Asistencial Universitario de León, Spain
2 Department of Immunology, Complejo Asistencial Universitario de León, Spain

Correspondence Address:
Dr. María Mercedes Otero Rivas
Department of Dermatology, Complejo Asistencial, Universitario de León, C/Altos de Nava sn CP: 24071 León
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/0378-6323.152284

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Frontal fibrosing alopecia (FFA) is a lymphocyte-mediated scarring alopecia thought to be a variant of lichen planopilaris (LPP). We present a 67-year-old woman with frontal fibrosing alopecia whose daughter was diagnosed to have lichen planopilaris. Both patients had identical human leukocyte antigen (HLA) D types, supporting a phenotypical relationship between the two clinical entities. Interestingly, our patient also had of autoimmune chronic atrophic gastritis, a previously unreported association.


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