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Cicatricial Alopecia

Cicatricial Alopecia treatment

Cicatricial Alopecia or Scarring Alopecia is a type of hair fall and balding condition, wherein hair follicles are permanently damaged due to build-up of scar tissue and fail to produce any hair. The incidence of disease can be attributed to internal factors like auto-immune diseases and external factors such as injury, trauma and burns. These factors lead to inflammation that damages the upper part of the hair follicles. As the stem cells and sebaceous glands get affected due to inflammatory action, hair growth ceases permanently. The condition can occur in both men and women at all ages. Cicatricial Alopecia can be classified into two categories –

Primary Cicatricial Alopecia: Herein, inflammation in lymphocytes can destructively target hair follicles and cause scar tissue formation internally.

Secondary Cicatricial Alopecia: Herein, severe infections, burns, trauma, radiations, tumors and tractions can indirectly destroy hair follicles and prevent them from producing new hairs.

Trained dermatologists and trichologists can perform cicatricial alopecia treatment, following a diagnosis of the condition. Following symptoms can be observed in the condition –

  • Itching and redness in scalp
  • Burning and pain
  • Formation of scales on scalp
  • Formation of pustules on scalp
  • Gradual or rapidly progressing hair loss (without any apparent scars on the scalp)


Diagnosis of Cicatricial Alopecia

Scarring alopecia can be differentially diagnosed by the following procedures –

  • Scalp biopsy to assess the type of inflammation, changes in scalp and degree of activity
  • Hair ‘pull test’ to determine the ratio of growing stage and resting stage hair (by microscopic examination of hair bulbs)
  • Microbial culture study of cells collected from pustules formed on scalp (if any)
  • Trichoscopy

Cicatricial Alopecia Treatment

As hair follicle destruction is primarily caused by inflammation in surrounding cells, anti-inflammatory medications can be used for Cicatricial Alopecia treatment. Treatment therapy selection depends on the causal factors of the condition. For Cicatricial Alopecia caused by inflammation in lymphocytes, corticosteroids can be taken via topical creams and injections. Antibiotics and isotretinoin is used in case of inflammation in neturophils.

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