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Histologically, cicatricial alopecia is characterized by Dermal scarring, along with absent or reduced Hair follicles and reduced Number of erector pili muscles [1]. Clinical evaluation was compared with histopathologic analysis of follicular architecture, as well as with the type, localization and extent of Inflammatory Infiltrate [2]. Our experience indicates the need of more complex research to extend the knowledge about the etiopathogenesis and treatment options for cicatricial alopecia [3]. The progressive course of the disease and the unresponsiveness to treatments support the current view that SLHA is a syringotropic variant of mucinosis follicularis and therefore should be viewed as a facultative precursor Lesion of mycosis fungoides [4]. In our patient, during a 7-year follow-up, no T-cell lymphoma occurred [5].

It is normally differentiated into a Juvenile Benign form and an Adult form possibly associated with mycosis fungoides [6]. Three months later, he developed Erythematous Patches and Plaques on his whole body, accompanied by cervical lymphadenopathy [7]. Histologically, the strong pathological changes began within the sebaceous glands and secondarily occurred in other parts of the pilosebaceous unit [8]. We could demonstrate by electron Microscopy that all the follicular cells in this process were undifferentiated Sebaceous Cells [9]. Provocation with standardized light testing was carried out on both normally Pigmented skin and on areas of Hypopigmentation representing a residual state after earlier skin lesions but without any signs of active mucinosis follicularis [10].

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