PSEUDOPELADE OF BROCQ

 

What is pseudopelade?

  • This is a type of scarring hair loss condition. 
  • The hair loss in the bald areas is permanent

Who gets pseudopelade?

  • Both men and women can develop pseudopelade, although it is 3 times more common in women

How does the doctor arrive at the diagnosis of pseudopelade?

  • Several features  lead to this diagnosis, including areas of scarring hair loss, rarely redness around the hair follicles, depression of the skin, and findings on the biopsy showed very little inflammation, loss of the fat glands and scarring

How is pseudopelade treated?

  • Pseudopelade is challenging to treat.   Even with treatment, some cases to spread, albeit very slowly
  • The goal of treatment is to stop the disease. 
  • Hair regrowth in the bald areas is not possible in most cases.  
  • Even with treatment, some hair loss can still occur, albeit very slowly.

MAIN TREATMENTS:

How long will I be on these treatments?

  • Your disease will be carefully monitored by your doctor 
  • If the disease does not appear to be spreading, the doses of medications will be reduced and possibly stopped.
  • However, if there is any evidence the disease is increasing, increased doses or even new medications may be prescribed.
  • This is a type of scarring hair loss condition. 
  • The hair loss in the bald areas is permanent

Who gets pseudopelade?

  • Both men and women can develop pseudopelade, although it is 3 times more common in women

How does the doctor arrive at the diagnosis of pseudopelade?

  • Several features  lead to this diagnosis, including areas of scarring hair loss, rarely redness around the hair follicles, depression of the skin, and findings on the biopsy showed very little inflammation, loss of the fat glands and scarring

How is pseudopelade treated?

  • Pseudopelade is challenging to treat.   Even with treatment, some cases to spread, albeit very slowly
  • The goal of treatment is to stop the disease. 
  • Hair regrowth in the bald areas is not possible in most cases.  
  • Even with treatment, some hair loss can still occur, albeit very slowly.

MAIN TREATMENTS:

How long will I be on these treatments?

  • Your disease will be carefully monitored by your doctor 
  • If the disease does not appear to be spreading, the doses of medications will be reduced and possibly stopped.
  • However, if there is any evidence the disease is increasing, increased doses or even new medications may be prescribed.


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