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2. A 60-year-old woman presents with receding hair loss on the frontal and bitemporal scalp. She has noticed hair loss on her eyebrows. She has a history of oral ulcers. On physical examination there is mild erythema and perifollicular scales on the frontal hairline. A hair pull test is positive in this area. The most likely diagnosis is:

a. androgenetic alopecia
b. chronic cutaneous lupus erythematosus
c. frontal fibrosing alopecia
d. telogen effluvium
e. trichotillomania

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