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CCCA: Central Centrifugal Cicatricial Alopecia
LLP: lichen planopilaris
DLE: discoid lupus erythematosus
Central Centrifugal Cicatricial Alopecia (CCCA)- For unknown reasons, CCCA affects predominantly women of African descent. It can be accompanied by traction alopecia and may be related to a history of tight hairstyling practices or pomade use. It starts with mild tenderness and hair loss on the crown of the scalp. It left untreated, it can be a chronic progressive condition, leading to cosmetically disfiguring balding.
Lichen Planopilaris (LPP)- For unknown reasons, LPP is typically seen in middle-aged Caucasian women. It typically leads to tender, burning, and/or itchy areas in the front of the scalp with redness, scaling, and bumps around the affected hair follicles.
Discoid Lupus Erythematosus (DLE)- DLE is an autoimmune condition that typically only affects the skin. However, rarely, these individuals can develop systemic lupus erythematosus. When DLE affects the scalp, it can cause reddish-purple or brown plaques with hair loss in the affected areas.