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Lipedematous alopecia, an entity on the rise
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  • Núria Riera-Martí,
  • Jorge Romaní,
  • Empar Sáez,
  • Marta Gamissans-Cañada,
  • Cristina López-Llunell,
  • Vicente Exposito Serrano
Núria Riera-Martí
Consorcio Corporacion Sanitaria Parc Tauli
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Jorge Romaní
Consorcio Corporacion Sanitaria Parc Tauli
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Empar Sáez
Consorcio Corporacion Sanitaria Parc Tauli
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Marta Gamissans-Cañada
Consorcio Corporacion Sanitaria Parc Tauli
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Cristina López-Llunell
Consorcio Corporacion Sanitaria Parc Tauli
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Vicente Exposito Serrano
Consorcio Corporacion Sanitaria Parc Tauli
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Abstract

A 59-year-old Afro-American woman presented with a gradual loss of hair and scalp pruritus for the last year. The complementary tests revealed a scalp thickness of 10,1mm and a punch biopsy confirmed the diagnosis of a lipedematous alopecia. This, together with lipedematous scalp, are uncommon clinicopathologic entities of unknow etiology.