History: This is a 31 year old male with a history of hospital acquired MRSA infection to his scalp following colorectal surgery in 2014. There has been no progression or improvement of his hair loss one month after hospital discharge in 2014. Scalp biopsy in 2016 showed no continuing infection and blood and skin cultures were negative. In February 2016 he presented to our clinic with complaints of hair loss in his frontal forelock and midscalp. Examination showed scarring alopecia, with no evidence of AGA. Donor area showed excellent hair density at 85 FU/cm2 and hair caliber was estimated at 70 microns.
Plan: Test Case April 2016
Our plan was to initially test the scar for blood supply with a small case of 100 grafts. Grafts were harvested using FUE technique, with a 0.8 mm sharp punch, and placed with Hans Lion Implanters. A 1.5 cm by 1.5 cm box was marked in purple to show the area for the test case.