Pseudopelade - Hair and Scalp
Pseudopelade of Brocq usually affects middle-aged women of Northern European descent between 30 and 50 years of age. It is a rare, insidious, scarring alopecia that presents with discrete asymptomatic areas of scalp hair loss. The hair loss is permanent. In some patients, the disease is slowly progressive, but in others, it worsens during periods of activity followed by periods of no activity. The alopecia results in round, oval, or irregularly shaped, often widely distributed, and grouped bald patches on the scalp. In advanced cases, it has also been described as "footprints in the snow" with islands of hairs that persist in a background of sclerosis. Pelade is a French term for alopecia areata, so pseudopelade is supposed to resemble alopecia areata. The same "burnt-out" pattern of hair loss observed in pseudopelade can be seen in lichen planopilaris, discoid lupus erythematosus, and other forms of cicatricial alopecia.
Related topic: central centrifugal cicatricial alopecia
L66.0 – Pseudopelade
238731001 – Pseudopelade
- Lichen planopilaris
- Lupus erythematosus
- Central centrifugal cicatricial alopecia