Dermatology Oasis

Editor: Dr. Nameer Al-Sudany (IRAQ)

Cicatricial alopecia

Cicatricial alopecia
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A 24-year-old female presented with patchy alopecia of three years duration. On examination, a large oval area of cicatricial alopecia  with small red slightly scaly papules at the periphery of the bald patch were seen. No other body areas were involved. Skin biopsy taken from the periphery of the bald patch showed changes consistent with discoid lupus erythematosus.

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