Reflectance Confocal Microscopy Applied to Folliculitis Decalvans: Preliminary Results of a Multicenter Study

Ketty Peris, Simone Cappilli, Sara Mazzilli, Laura Vollono, Luca Bianchi

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Abstract

Although trichoscopic criteria indicative of disease severity and inflammatory activity have been recently proposed, the potential use of reflectance confocal microscopy (RCM) in the evaluation of the inflammatory stage of FD has never been published to date. Our study investigated RCM features of 14 patients with a histopathological diagnosis of FD, evaluating clinical and trichoscopic findings. RCM findings were divided into 2 main patterns: "follicular" and "interfollicular." Our results suggest a potential role for RCM as a noninvasive, fast technique for a complementary investigation in the diagnostic process, as well as in the therapeutic management decision.
Lingua originaleEnglish
pagine (da-a)202-206
Numero di pagine5
RivistaSkin Appendage Disorders
Volume6
DOI
Stato di pubblicazionePubblicato - 2020

Keywords

  • Cicatricial alopecia
  • Folliculitis decalvans
  • Noninvasive diagnosis
  • Reflectance confocal microscopy

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