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What is scarring alopecia?

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Scarring alopecia results in permanent loss of hair. Inflammatory skin conditions (cellulitis, folliculitis, acne), and other skin disorders (such as some forms of lupus and lichen planus) often cause scars that destroy the ability of the hair to regenerate. Hot combs and hair too tightly woven and pulled can also result in permanent hair loss.

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American Society for Dermatologic Surgery. 

American Academy of Family Physicians.

Reviewed by Stephanie S. Gardner on October 13, 2017

SOURCES: 

American Society for Dermatologic Surgery. 

American Academy of Family Physicians.

Reviewed by Stephanie S. Gardner on October 13, 2017

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