Adipose tissue transplant in recurrent folliculitis decalvans

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Folliculitis decalvans is a rare clinical disorder classified as primary neutrophilic scarring alopecia with a slight preference for the male gender. Here, we report the use of autologous fat transplantation as a source of stem cell therapy for hair re-growth assisted by inflammatory action of the fat itself in a female patient. The patient underwent adipose transplantation in April and September 2017. After treatments, the patient had no new pustules and no longer had pain or burning sensation in the affected area. The hair has re-grown at the periphery area of alopecia appearing stronger and shinier.

Original languageEnglish
Number of pages4
JournalInternational Journal of Immunopathology and Pharmacology
Publication statusPublished - Mar 1 2018


  • adipose tissue transplant
  • folliculitis decalvans
  • stem cell
  • tufted folliculitis

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Immunology and Allergy
  • Immunology
  • Pharmacology


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