Exploring Treatment Outcomes in Central Centrifugal Cicatricial Alopecia (CCCA)

Exploring Treatment Outcomes in Central Centrifugal Cicatricial Alopecia (CCCA) Article Summary by Michael Buontempo, MS4 | MD Candidate | Hackensack Meridian School of Medicine Central Centrifugal Cicatricial Alopecia, or CCCA, is a condition that primarily affects women with African heritage, leading to scarring on the scalp and hair loss. This not only affects the [...]

2024-05-09T22:28:24-04:00May 9th, 2024|Categories: Medical Articles|

A Patient Guide to Understanding Treatments for Scarring Alopecia

A Patient Guide to Understanding Treatments for Scarring Alopecia Article Summary by Tejashri Venkatesh | MD Candidate 2025 | Chicago Medical School at Rosalind Franklin University Scarring alopecia, also known as primary cicatricial alopecia, can result in permanent hair loss from destruction of hair follicles. Hence, early intervention is key to halting disease progression [...]

2024-04-15T19:19:58-04:00April 7th, 2024|Categories: Medical Articles, Uncategorized|

Decoding Hair Loss: Exploring the Differences between Scarring and Non-Scarring Alopecia

Decoding Hair Loss: Exploring the Differences between Scarring and Non-Scarring Alopecia Article Summary by Soneet Dhillon, MS | MD Candidate | Chicago Medical School Scarring versus Non-Scarring Alopecia: An Interobserver Histopathological Reproducibility Study Distinguishing between scarring and non-scarring alopecia, is difficult clinically even with trichoscopic (dermoscopy imaging of hair) evaluations. Histopathology (hair biopsy studies) [...]

2024-04-15T19:18:23-04:00March 26th, 2024|Categories: Medical Articles|

Rethinking Hair Loss Treatment: How a Diabetes Drug Measures Up to a Topical Corticosteroid for Lichen Planopilaris

Rethinking Hair Loss Treatment: How a Diabetes Drug Measures Up to a Topical Corticosteroid for Lichen Planopilaris Article Summary by Michael Buontempo, MS4 | MD Candidate | Hackensack Meridian School of Medicine Lichen Planopilaris (LPP) is a type of hair loss that causes scarring, driven by inflammation of hair follicles, mainly lymphocytes (a type [...]

2024-04-15T19:11:35-04:00March 18th, 2024|Categories: Medical Articles|

DPP4 Inhibitors: A Potential Tool for Hair Growth and Reducing Fibrosis

DPP4 Inhibitors: A Potential Tool for Hair Growth and Reducing Fibrosis Article Summary by Michael Buontempo, MS4 | MD Candidate | Hackensack Meridian School of Medicine Elevated levels of a protein called Dipeptidyl peptidase 4 (DPP4) have been linked to issues like halted hair growth and skin fibrosis, conditions often seen in alopecia.1 To [...]

2024-04-15T19:15:20-04:00February 5th, 2024|Categories: Medical Articles|

Platelet-rich Plasma in Central Centrifugal Cicatricial Alopecia

Platelet-rich Plasma in Central Centrifugal Cicatricial Alopecia (CCCA) Commentary by Tejashri Venkatesh | MD Candidate 2025 | Chicago Medical School at Rosalind Franklin University Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) is a preparation of concentrated platelets found in plasma obtained by centrifugation of blood (Figure I)1. It contains growth factors and proteins implicated in tissue repair and regeneration2,3. [...]

2024-01-29T14:58:51-05:00January 22nd, 2024|Categories: Medical Articles|

Oral Low-Dose Naltrexone in the Treatment of FFA and LPP

Oral Low-Dose Naltrexone in the Treatment of FFA and LPP Article Summary by Wonder Edem, MS3 | MD Candidate | University of California, Riverside School of Medicine Lichen planopilaris (LPP) and Frontal Fibrosing Alopecia (FFA) are one of the most common forms of scarring hair loss. Considering limited treatments for both LPP and FFA, [...]

2024-01-06T09:50:14-05:00January 3rd, 2024|Categories: Medical Articles|

Low-level Light Therapy in Central Centrifugal Cicatricial Alopecia

Low-level Light Therapy in Central Centrifugal Cicatricial Alopecia Article summary by Tejashri Venkatesh | MD Candidate 2025 | Chicago Medical School at Rosalind Franklin UniversityLow-level light therapy (LLLT), also known as photobiomodulation therapy, has long been utilized for its healing and restorative properties in the human body1. While it was FDA-approved as a treatment for androgenetic [...]

2023-12-22T10:26:06-05:00December 20th, 2023|Categories: Medical Articles|

Frontal fibrosing alopecia and sunscreen use: a cross-sectional study of actinic damage

Frontal fibrosing alopecia and sunscreen use: a cross-sectional study of actinic damage Article summary by Tejashri Venkatesh | MD Candidate 2025 | Chicago Medical School at Rosalind Franklin University The association between frontal fibrosing alopecia (FFA) and sunscreen use is highly controversial1-4. Patients with FFA report higher rates of sunscreen use than control subjects5-7, [...]

2023-12-22T10:26:11-05:00October 27th, 2023|Categories: Medical Articles|

Are Patients with Lichen Planopilaris at an Elevated Risk of Developing Other Diseases?

Are Patients with Lichen Planopilaris at an Elevated Risk of Developing Other Diseases? Review of article: Prevalence and incidence of comorbid diseases and mortality risk associated with lichen planopilaris: a Korean nationwide population-based study by Lim et al. Article summary by Ogechi Ezemma | MD Candidate 2024 | The Warren Alpert Medical School of [...]

2023-12-22T10:26:20-05:00September 13th, 2023|Categories: Medical Articles|
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