Frontal fibrosing alopecia severity index (FFASI): a validated scoring system for assessing frontal fibrosing alopecia

S. Holmes, T. Ryan, D. Young, M. Harries

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Abstract

The incidence of frontal fibrosing alopecia (FFA) appears to be increasing(1-6) and response to treatment has been largely disappointing(1-3) . However, assessment of treatment interventions is confounded by slow disease progression and lack of robust means of assessing disease severity and activity. To address the latter, we have developed a validated clinical scoring system - the FFA severity index (FFASI), which provides a standardised framework for FFA assessment and patient.

Original languageEnglish
Number of pages6
JournalThe British journal of dermatology
Early online date4 Feb 2016
DOIs
Publication statusE-pub ahead of print - 4 Feb 2016

Keywords

  • frontal fibrosing
  • alopecia
  • FFA
  • frontal fibrosing alopecia severity index
  • FFASI
  • scoring system

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