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Lipedematous scalp - Hair and Scalp
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Lipedematous scalp - Hair and Scalp

Contributors: Audrey C. Leasure BS, Jeffrey M. Cohen MD, Susan Burgin MD
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Synopsis

Lipedematous scalp is a rare condition characterized by the presence of a thickened, boggy scalp with varying degrees of alopecia. In cases with prominent alopecia, it is referred to as lipedematous alopecia. The observed changes are a result of thickening of the subcutaneous fat on the scalp. The pathogenesis is unknown. It presents primarily in adult Black women.

Codes

ICD10CM:
E65 – Localized adiposity
L66.8 – Other cicatricial alopecia

SNOMEDCT:
238923001 – Lipedematous alopecia

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Last Reviewed:03/30/2021
Last Updated:03/30/2021
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