Treatment of lichen planopilaris with baricitinib: A retrospective study

Treatment of lichen planopilaris with baricitinib: A retrospective study Article summary by Wonder Edem-Ineama | MD Candidate 2024 | University of California, Riverside School of Medicine. Lichen Planopilaris and Frontal Fibrosing Alopecia are inflammatory cicatricial alopecia disorders. A retrospective study was completed on whether Baricitinib, an inhibitor of the JAK-1/2 signaling pathway, can alleviate [...]

2023-01-31T12:25:46-05:00January 31st, 2023|Categories: Medical Articles|

Patch testing and contact allergen avoidance in patients with lichen planopilaris and/or frontal fibrosing alopecia: A cohort study

Patch testing and contact allergen avoidance in patients with lichen planopilaris and/or frontal fibrosing alopecia: A cohort study Article summary by Jessica Brown-Korsah | MD Candidate 2024 | Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine. There has been increasing evidence that lichen planopilaris/frontal fibrosing alopecia (LPP/FFA) may be caused by different environmental exposures. However, [...]

2023-01-31T08:45:47-05:00January 26th, 2023|Categories: Medical Articles|

My Advice to Fellow Scarring Alopecia Patients

My Advice to Fellow Scarring Alopecia Patients by Chandra Kasakevich, Patient and SAF Board Member October 12, 2022 After years of reading social media posts, and my own journey since my official diagnosis in 2015, I wanted to share some advice in terms of advocacy that I have learned over the years: Do not assume that [...]

2023-01-31T08:38:56-05:00October 12th, 2022|Categories: Medical Articles|

New Potential Treatment – Narrowband UV-B for Lichen Planopilaris (LPP)

New Potential Treatment – Narrowband UV-B for Lichen Planopilaris (LPP) Lichen planopilaris (LPP) is one of the most common scarring hair loss conditions, which is characterized by inflammation and scarring change of hair follicles under microscope. Phototherapy using particular wavelength of light (narrow band ultraviolet B therapy, NBUVB) has been successfully used for many inflammatory [...]

2022-08-24T11:46:39-04:00August 19th, 2022|Categories: Medical Articles|

Medical Treatment Options for Hair Loss: Differences and Similarities in Common Medications Used for Cicatricial (Scarring) Alopecia

Medical Treatment Options for Hair Loss: Differences and Similarities in Common Medications Used for Cicatricial (Scarring) Alopecia Jennifer A. Wintringham Cicatricial (scarring) hair loss has a variety of different treatment options which can be overwhelming to patients. In general, all these medications are used to reduce or halt the progression of hair loss, control [...]

2021-09-28T11:20:02-04:00September 28th, 2021|Categories: Medical Articles|

Aloe Vera, Castor Oil and Coconut Oil on the scalp of those with Cicatricial Alopecia. Help or Hindrance?

Aloe Vera, Castor Oil and Coconut Oil on the scalp of those with Cicatricial Alopecia. Help or Hindrance? By Sherifat A. Ademola MD Candidate, Class of 2022 Brody School of Medicine at East Carolina University Reviewed by Lynne Goldberg, MD Is it safe to use aloe vera, castor oil, and coconut oil on your scalp? I [...]

2021-09-28T11:52:30-04:00September 28th, 2021|Categories: Medical Articles|

Common Ingredients in Shampoos and Conditioners Can Make Inflammation Worse in Lichen Planopilaris (LPP) and Frontal Fibrosing Alopecia (FFA)

Common Ingredients in Shampoos and Conditioners Can Make Inflammation Worse in Lichen Planopilaris (LPP) and Frontal Fibrosing Alopecia (FFA) By James Pathoulas, Kelly Flanagan, and Dr. Maryanne Senna An allergen is a substance that causes an inflammatory reaction when it contacts the body. Signs of an inflammatory reaction on the scalp include redness, itching, and dandruff-like [...]

2021-04-14T17:53:28-04:00April 14th, 2021|Categories: Medical Articles, Support|

A Closer Look at Scarring Alopecia According to Age

The group of hair loss conditions known as the “scarring alopecias” are less common overall than the non-scarring alopecias. Scarring alopecias include conditions such as lichen planopilaris (LPP), discoid lupus (DLE), frontal fibrosing alopecia (FFA), folliculitis decalvans (FD), central centrifugal cicatricial alopecia (CCCA) and dissecting cellulitis (DSC). This diagram shows the typical age ranges that patients [...]

2020-03-04T01:06:24-05:00May 11th, 2020|Categories: Medical Articles|

A Closer Look at the Location of Inflammation in Folliculitis Decalvans vs Dissecting Cellulitis

When it comes to differentiating between FD and DSC, it’s all about location, location, location. Folliculitis decalvans (FD) and dissecting cellulitis (DSC) are both types of scarring alopecias, classified as subtypes of ‘neutrophilic’ scarring alopecia. Although they are classified as ‘neutrophilic’ scarring alopecia, biopsies of these two conditions show a mixture of neutrophils, lymphocytes, histiocytes and [...]

2020-03-04T01:01:59-05:00May 1st, 2020|Categories: Medical Articles|
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