Pseudopelade of Brocq

How might pseudopelade of Brocq be treated?

Pseudopelade of Brocq, like most scarring alopecias, is difficult to treat. Treatment, when indicated, focuses on prevention of disease progression. Patients with active lesions and in whom less than 10% of the scalp is involved may benefit from a combination of topical corticosteroids and corticosteroids injected directly into the scalp lesions. Patients with more extensive disease or patients who do not respond to steroids may be offered hydroxychloroquine. The hydroxychloroquine may be combined initially with prednisone until the hydroxychloroquine has had time to take effect. Hydroxychloroquine therapy can have serious side effects, so blood work and special testing should be performed before and during the course of treatment. Though hydroxychloroquine therapy may be used by some as a first-line therapy, some believe it is most useful in patients with underlying discoid lupus erythematosus (DLE). Additional treatment options include isotretinoin and mycophenolate mofetil. Surgery might be considered in patients whose condition has remained stable for one year.

Last updated on 05-01-20

Name: American Hair Loss Association 23679 Calabasas Road # 682
Calabasas, CA, 91301-1502, United States
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Name: Cicatricial Alopecia Research Foundation (C.A.R.F.) 1586 Sumneytown Pike PO Box 1322
Kulpsville, PA, 19443, United States
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