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Alopecia and Changes in Hair Associated with Lupus Erythematosus

Purpose:

To evaluate changes to the hair in a patient with lupus erythematosus.

Specialty:

Immunology/Rheumatology

Objective:

severity, prognosis, stage, differential diagnosis and mimics, red flags, disease progression, prevention

ICD-10:

L65.9, M32

Description:

Alopecia and changes to the hair are relatively common in patients with lupus erythematosus. Identifying the cause is important for developing a treatment strategy. Onset of hair changes prior to diagnosis of lupus erythematosus can be a diagnostic challenge.

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