What is it?

Cicatricial alopecia, is an inflammatory condition that destroys hair follicles, resulting with scarring and permanent hair loss.

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Signs & symptoms

Hair loss caused by cicatricial alopecia may develop slowly over years with too few symptoms to notice. In some cases, it progresses rapidly over months and may cause the following symptoms:
- Burning
- Itching
- Redness


Diagnosing cicatricial alopecia involves a clinical exam and a biopsy - a tissue regimen taken from your body for microscopic examination.


Treatment depends on the type of cells that are causing the inflammation in your body. Treatment options may include oral, topical, or injected anti-inflammatory medications.

☝️ This is not a substitute for professional medical advice. Please consult with your physician before making any medical decision.

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