Primary cicatritial alopecias are a diagnostically challenging group of disorders characterized by a primitive follicular inflammation resulting in destruction of hair follicles and irreversible hair loss. On the contrary, non-cicatritial alopecias are more common non scarring hair loss such as male and female pattern hair loss, Alopecia Areata, telogen effluvium as well as other less common conditions. Nevertheless, clinical practice shows that not only the two clinical forms are so well defined but also that a non scarring alopecia remains so over time. On the other hand some Authors reported the association of Alopecia Areata with disorders such as Lupus Erythematosus, Lichen Planus.
Citation: Ovidio RD, Prima TD (2013) A Possible Continuum from Reversible to Irreversible forms of Alopecia. Hair Ther Transplant 3:106. doi: 10.4172/2167-0951.1000106