Iberoamerican Journal of Medicine
Iberoamerican Journal of Medicine
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Primary Cicatricial Alopecia among Lybian patients: A Clinicopathological and Epidemiological study

Fauzia Musbah

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Introduction: Cicatricial alopecias are a group of disorders characterized by hair follicle destruction with the consequence of permanent hair loss. The current study was conducted to evaluate the epidemiological and clinicopathological characteristics of cicatricial alopecia in Libyan community.
Methods: Thirty-one patients with confirmed diagnosis of cicatricial alopecia by biopsy and tricoscopy during Jan 2018 to Dec 2019 were included in this study. Data were collected by filling a pre-designed questionnaire by all included patients. Descriptive statistics were used for analyzing the results. Chi-squared test was performed to test the relationship between different variables using SPSS 22.
Results: Out of 31 cases, 16.1% of patients suffered from lichen planopilaris (LPP), 25.8% discoid lupus erythematosus (DLE), 6% Folliculitis decalvans, 6.45% pseudopelade of brocq, and 16.12% Frontal fibrosing alopecia.
Conclusions: Cicatricial alopecia was found to affect mainly middle-aged individuals, particularly females. Early diagnosis and treatment can decrease the burden of this concern.


Cicatricial; Alopecia; Hair loss; Disorder; Lybia


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