Lichen planus follicularis

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Lichen planus follicularis

Lichen planus follicularis is a form of lichen planus that mainly affects the scalp and primarily affects middle-aged adults. It usually causes tiny red papules to appear around a cluster of hairs. Rarely, blistering occurs in the lesions. The hair follicles on the scalp are mainly affected in this form, although lesions may also be found on the skin and mucous membranes. Follicular lichen planus is the most common form of lichen planus found in the scalp. Commonly encountered symptoms and signs are increased hair shedding, itching, scaling, burning, and tenderness. Hair loss occurs and may be permanent if the disease is sufficiently active to cause permanent scarring, a condition called cicatricial alopecia. Treatment is usually with steroids.
 

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Bald Girls Do Lunch Inc

Bald Girls Do Lunch (BGDL) helps women with alopecia areata live full and fulfilling lives, and it’s all centered around the idea of getting together for “lunch.” Our lunches and other events are fun, friendly, educational, relaxing and, most of all, totally empowering. By being with people who experience the same things as you, your self-esteem improves and you gain confidence, camaraderie and a powerful sense of community.

Last Updated: 14 Aug 2014

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Bald Girls Do Lunch Inc

Bald Girls Do Lunch (BGDL) helps women with alopecia areata live full and fulfilling lives, and it’s all centered around the idea of getting together for “lunch.” Our lunches and other events are fun, friendly, educational, relaxing and, most of all, totally empowering. By being with people who experience the same things as you, your self-esteem improves and you gain confidence, camaraderie and a powerful sense of community.

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Last Updated: 14 Aug 2014

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How Are You Nurturing Your Self Image

Patient-focused education for women with alopecia diagnoses.

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Video: Bald Girls Do Lunch (NYC)

"Spring in the City": Bald Girls Do Lunch Founder Thea Chassin hosts a BGDL evening in New York City

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VIDEO: BGDL on the TODAY SHOW

The TODAY show came on location with Thea Chassin and Bald Girls Do Lunch in Illinois

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National Public Radio on location with BGDL

NPR producer Patrick Skahill interviews Thea Chassin on location at Bald Girls Do Lunch in Connecticut.

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Scientific Literature

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The terms "Lichen planus follicularis" returned 1 free, full-text research articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Coexistence of lichen planus follicularis tumidus and Hashimoto's thyroiditis.
 

Author(s): Hatice Kaya Ozden, Mualla Polat, Hesna Muzeyyen Astarci

Journal: An Bras Dermatol. ;92(4):585-587.

 

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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Valchlor in the Treatment of Lichen Planopilaris
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Lichen Planopilaris

 

Last Updated: 20 Mar 2018

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Design and Validation of a New Assessment Tool for Lichen Planopilaris
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Lichen Planopilaris of Scalp; Lichen Plano-Pilaris; Lichen Planopilaris; Frontal Fibrosing Alopecia

 

Last Updated: 30 Mar 2018

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Role of Neurogenic Inflammation and Topical 6% Gabapentin Therapy in Symptomatic Scarring Alopecia
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Scarring Alopecia; Frontal Fibrosing Alopecia; Lichen Planopilaris; Central Centrifugal Cicatricial Alopecia; Central Centrifugal Scarring Alopecia

 

Last Updated: 27 Feb 2018

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