Steven Kossard

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Acne Necrotica (varioliformis)

Are You Confident of the Diagnosis? Acne necrotica ( varioliformis) is a rare condition based on the few reports and limited number of cases observed. The term is used to describe crops of follicular-based papules or pustules that heal with pitted varioliform scars localised particularly to the face and scalp. Characteristic findings on physical examination…

Frontal Fibrosing Alopecia

Are You Confident of the Diagnosis? What you should be alert for in the history Women with frontal fibrosing alopecia (FFA) note a rapid onset of frontal hair recession. This recession usually includes the temporal hairline; however, the emergence of hair loss can be subtle and slowly progressive. A useful clue to the diagnosis is…

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