Evaluation of cicatricial alopecia in Iran.
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Cicatricle alopecia represents a diverse group of diseases characterized by a lack of follicular ostia and irreversible alopecia. This study aimed at evaluating cicatricial alopecia in Iranian patients. One hundred patients with cicatricial alopecia were studied. Patients disease was pathologically proven. All epidemiologic and clinicopathologic data were obtained through questionnaires. The results were analyzed by means of descriptive statistical methods. One hundred patients were consisted of 52 (52%) males and 48 (48%) females. 30 patients (24 males and 6 females) suffered from folliculate decalvans, 25 cases (10 males and 15 females) from DLE, 18 patients (6 males and 11 females) from brocq pseudopelade, 14 patients (4 males and 10 females) from lichen planopilaris, 8 patients (4 males and 4 females) from morphea and 5 cases (4 males and 1 female) from folliculate colloidalis. Early stage diagnosis by biopsy and proper treatment will reduce further progression and especially alleviate psychosocial disturbances.