HistoryThis section has been translated automatically.
Brocq, 1884; Neumann, 1869;
DefinitionThis section has been translated automatically.
For historical reasons still used today as a clinical collective term for a mostly heart-shaped, scarred hairlessness (alopecia) associated with follicle destruction. The pseudopélade is not a nosological entity but denotes the final state of nosologically different processes (lichen planus, folliculitis decalvans; chronic discoid lupus erythematosus, etc.) which lead to a similar clinical result: the scarring of the capillitium associated with hairlessness. The term pseudopélade should only be used if an underlying disease cannot or can no longer be identified. In the case of a congenital finding, the healing state of aplasia cutis congenita is present.
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TherapyThis section has been translated automatically.
- A causal therapy (of the now scarred final state of a previous disease) is not known, possibly hair-bearing full skin transplants (see hair transplantation).
- For smaller areas, a complete excision of the hairless area can be considered.
- Treatment of the underlying disease, see there.
LiteratureThis section has been translated automatically.
- Amato L et al (2002) A multiparametric approach is essential to define different clinicopathological entities within pseudopelade of Brocq. Br J Dermatol 146: 532-533
- Braun-Falco O et al. (1989) Pseudopélade Brocq. dermatologist 40: 77-83
- Brocq L (1885) Alopecia. J Cutan Genito-Urinary Dis 3: 50-51
- Brocq L, Lenglet E, Ayrignac J (1905) Recherches sur l'alopecie atrophiante, variété pseudopelade. Ann Dermatol Syphilol (France) 6: 1-32, 97-127, 209-237
- Madani S et al (2000) Pseudopelade of Brocq in beard area. J Am Acad Dermatol 42: 895-896
- Salim A et al (2003) A multiparametric approach is essential to define different clinicopathological entities within pseudopelade of Brocq. Br J Dermatol 148: 1271
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