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

Holmes, S. and Ryan, T. and Young, D. and Harries, M. (2016) Frontal fibrosing alopecia severity index (FFASI) : a validated scoring system for assessing frontal fibrosing alopecia. The British journal of dermatology. ISSN 1365-2133

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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.