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Folliculitis decalvans

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Author: Jacob Lagercrantz

Published: 2021-12-14

follicilitis decalvans

Also known as alopecia decalvans, it is a chronic skin disease that can affect the scalp. The disease is rare and develops slowly.

Symptom

The most common symptoms are:

  • Crusts on the scalp
  • Acne-looking elevations on the scalp
  • Reddened skin

Folliculitis decalvans and hair loss

As hair cells are attacked by the immune system, they will become inflamed and permanently destroyed, which can lead to patchy hair loss.

When the inflammation subsides, you can think about different solutions. One solution may be to transplant the hairs that have done well to the area where bald patches have appeared.

For the hair transplant to be successful, it is important that there is no trace of the inflammation left in the hair follicles.

Behandling av follikulit decalvans

Unfortunately, treatment with PRPcannot cure the disease, but it can relieve and reduce the inflammation.

Among other things, the puss-filled elevations can disappear with PRP.

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