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5. A 45-year-old black woman who has a family history of hair loss in her mother presents with tenderness and burning sensation on the vertex scalp. She reports the hair loss was worse after she got a hair relaxer 6 months prior. She uses braids on her scalp and she has not had a relaxer since then. The most likely diagnosis is:

a. CCSA
b. chronic cutaneous lupus erythematosus
c. folliculitis decalvans
d. lichen planopilaris
e. trichotillomania

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