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Image Number 247 (Alopecia areata)

Hair loss diffuse

Diagnosis: Alopecia areata

Site: Scalp

Sex: F

Age: 1

Type: Clinical

Description: circumscribed non-scarring baldness

Submitted by: Professor Jayakar Thomas

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Differential Diagnosis

History: This child was seen with a 8-month history of circumscibed hair loss of the fronto-parietal region of her scalp. This type of distribution is called ophiasis inversus and carries a poor prognosis.

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