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Two histopathologic patterns found in cutaneous lupus of the scalp

Monday, August 14, 2017 -- Histopathologic assessment of hair follicles in patients with chronic cutaneous lupus erythematosus of the scalp revealed two distinct patterns, according to recent findings. The researchers suggested that morphologic changes to hair follicles in chronic cutaneous lupus erythematosus have not been sufficiently described. The current retrospective analysis included 33 transversely sectioned skin biopsy specimens accrued at a single center between April 2005 and March 2015.