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Pseudopelade of Brocq: A Caricature of Alopecia Areata | Abstract

Medical Reports & Case Studies

ISSN - 2572-5130

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Pseudopelade of Brocq: A Caricature of Alopecia Areata

Pooja Manwar*, Sumit Kar, Ajinkya K Sawant, Subhor Nandwani and Safa Patrick

Pseudopelade of Brocq (PPB) is a rare, chronic, and gradually progressive cicatricle alopecia that primarily affects middle-aged women. The vertex and parietal scalp are frequently involved. It can be primary or secondary to scarring alopecia’s such as lichen planopilaris and discoid lupus erythematosus. It is diagnosed clinically and trichoscopically by exclusion. There is no one-size-fitsall treatment for PPB. We present a case of rapidly progressing primary idiopathic Brocq pseudopelade of Brocq in a young female child, which was confirmed by trichoscopy and histopathology. Alopecia areata is non scarring alopecia while Pseudopelade of Brocq is scarring alopecia. Both these clinical entities can mimic each other. Here we present a case of Alopecia areata mimicking clinically as Pseudopelade of Brocq.

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