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Figure 2: Biopsy showing sparse perivascular lymphocytic infiltrate with complete absence of hair follicles. The sites of former hair follicles are marked by the presence of linear zones of fibroplasia or arrector pilorum muscle. The papillary dermis shows delicate fibroplasia and melanophages. The epidermis shows numerous flattening of rete ridges. The upper dermis shows numerous melanophages, some of which extend along fibrous tracts. Findings were consistent with cicatricial alopecia due to follicular lichen planus

Figure 2: Biopsy showing sparse perivascular lymphocytic infiltrate with complete absence of hair follicles. The sites of former hair follicles are marked by the presence of linear zones of fibroplasia or arrector pilorum muscle. The papillary dermis shows delicate fibroplasia and melanophages. The epidermis shows numerous flattening of rete ridges. The upper dermis shows numerous melanophages, some of which extend along fibrous tracts. Findings were consistent with cicatricial alopecia due to follicular lichen planus