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Title: Alopecia totalis incognito.
Authors: Sinclair, Rodney
Other Authors: Green, Jack
Keywords: Alopecia Areata
Alopecia Totalis
Scalp Biopsies
Hair Growth
Chair of Dermatology, Epworth HealthCare, Victoria, Australia
Head & Neck Clinical Institute, Epworth HealthCare, Victoria, Australia
Issue Date: Dec-2004
Publisher: Wiley
Citation: Int J Dermatol. 2004 Dec;43(12):919-21.
Abstract: We report an 11-year-old boy with a strong family history of alopecia areata who initially developed alopecia areata with a single circular patch of hair loss on the scalp with exclamation mark hairs at the periphery, which evolved over time into alopecia totalis and then into a novel pattern of hair growth with fine depigmented hair, uniformly 5 mm in length. The hair has not grown any longer over a 48-month follow-up period. Scalp biopsies from the occipital scalp demonstrate dense peribulbar lymphocytic infiltrate and uniform miniaturized secondary vellus hairs. This previously undescribed pattern of alopecia areata is remarkable for total lack of alopecia.
DOI: 10.1111/j.1365-4632.2004.02078.x
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ISSN: 1365-4632
Journal Title: International Journal of Dermatology
Type: Journal Article
Affiliated Organisations: University of Melbourne Department of Dermatology, St Vincent's Hospital, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia.
Type of Clinical Study or Trial: Case reports
Appears in Collections:Dermatology
Head & Neck

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