Vitamin D Levels in Patients with Scarring and Non-Scarring Alopecia

Vitamin D Levels in Patients with Scarring and Non-Scarring Alopecia Article summary by Wonder Edem | MD Candidate 2024 | University of California, Riverside School of Medicine Vitamin D levels are important in regulating the growth of skin cells and hair follicles. A study completed by Conic et al. measured vitamin D levels in [...]

2023-12-22T10:27:18-05:00April 19th, 2023|Categories: Medical Articles|

Therapeutic Hotline: Effectiveness of the Association of Cetirizine and Topical Steroids in Lichen Planus Pilaris – An Open-Label Clinical Trial

Therapeutic Hotline: Effectiveness of the Association of Cetirizine and Topical Steroids in Lichen Planus Pilaris – An Open-Label Clinical Trial Article Summary by Soneet Dhillon, MS | MD Candidate | Chicago Medical School Lichen planus pilaris, also known as Lichen Planopilaris (LPP), is an inflammatory hair loss condition that can cause permanent scarring of [...]

2023-12-22T10:27:22-05:00April 6th, 2023|Categories: Medical Articles|

Oral Minoxidil Improves Background Hair Thickness in Lichen Planopilaris

Oral Minoxidil Improves Background Hair Thickness in Lichen Planopilaris Article summary by Song Park, MD | Board-Certified Dermatologist | University of Washington Department of Dermatology Low-dose oral minoxidil (LDOM) has been increasingly used for a variety of hair loss conditions. Recent paper reports that LDOM may improve thickness of existing hairs in lichen planopliaris [...]

2023-12-22T10:27:35-05:00March 30th, 2023|Categories: Medical Articles|

Cetirizine for Hair Loss?

Cetirizine for Hair Loss? Article Summary by Soneet Dhillon, MS | MD Candidate | Chicago Medical School What is Cetirizine? Cetirizine (Zyrtec ®) is an oral antihistamine available over the counter, which is typically used to relieve allergy symptoms such as watery eyes, runny nose, sneezing, and itching. Historically, cetirizine has only been used [...]

2023-12-22T10:27:41-05:00March 22nd, 2023|Categories: Medical Articles|

Advocating for ICD-10 Coding for FFA & CCCA

Advocating for ICD-10-CM Coding for Central Centrifugal Cicatricial Alopecia (CCCA) and Frontal Fibrosing Alopecia (FFA). What is an ICD-10-CM code? ICD-10 codes are alphanumeric codes used by doctors, health insurance companies, and public health agencies across the world to represent diagnoses. Every disease, disorder, injury, infection, and symptom should have its own ICD-10 code, [...]

2023-12-22T10:27:52-05:00March 3rd, 2023|Categories: Medical Articles|

Low Dose Oral Minoxidil in female patients with Lichen planopilaris: Real-life experience

Low Dose Oral Minoxidil in female patients with Lichen planopilaris: Real-life experience Article Summary by Wonder Edem | MD Candidate 2024 |University of California, Riverside School of MedicineLichen planopilaris (LPP) is one of the most common forms of scarring hair loss. It mainly affects women within ages from 40 to 60. For patients with LPP, the [...]

2023-12-22T10:27:52-05:00February 23rd, 2023|Categories: Medical Articles|

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 [...]

2023-12-22T10:27:52-05:00January 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, [...]

2023-12-22T10:27:52-05:00January 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 [...]

2023-12-22T10:27:52-05:00October 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 [...]

2023-12-22T10:27:52-05:00August 19th, 2022|Categories: Medical Articles|
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