Thinning Hair Scarring Alopecia
Scarring alopecia is caused by inflammation, scarring, and destruction of hair follicles.
This form of hair loss can accompany other illnesses and tends to be permanent.
Types of scarring alopecia include:
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- Wiedemeyer K, Schill WB, Loser C. Diseases on hair follicles leading to hair loss part II: scarring alopecias. Skinmed. 2004 Sep-Oct;3(5):266-9.