Clinical cases
Pseudopelade of Brocq a particular form of cicatricial alopecia
Pseudopelade of Brocq is an uncommon form of cicatricial alopecia, of undetermined etiology. Although it has been the cause of many controversies throughout the years, mostly due to its resemblence to other forms of cicatricial alopecia, perhaps the most important feature of this rare condition, as in other cases of similar disease, is the distress that the lack of an efficient treatment causes the patients.
We report the case of a 25 year old man, without any associated disorders, that presented with cicatricial alopecia, with an onset in the last 6 months, according to the patient's description. The clinical aspect of the lesions and the histopathological examination supported the diagnosis of pseudopelade of Brocq.