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Clinical and Laboratory Investigations

Acute Diffuse and Total Alopecia of the Female Scalp

A New Subtype of Diffuse Alopecia areata That Has a Favorable Prognosis

Sato-Kawamura M. · Aiba S. · Tagami H.

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Department of Dermatology, Tohoku University School of Medicine, Sendai, Japan

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Dermatology 2002;205:367–373

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Abstract of Clinical and Laboratory Investigations

Received: January 04, 2002
Accepted: June 06, 2002
Published online: December 19, 2002
Issue release date: 2002

Number of Print Pages: 7
Number of Figures: 6
Number of Tables: 3

ISSN: 1018-8665 (Print)
eISSN: 1421-9832 (Online)

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Abstract

Background: Athough alopecia areata (AA) usually starts with focal lesions of hair loss and then presents several different clinical forms, AA may begin as diffuse hair loss. We examined 9 female patients who presented with acute, diffuse and total hair loss of the scalp and took a similar clinical course with a favorable prognosis. Objective: To categorize such cases as a new subgroup of diffuse alopecia. Methods: We studied 9 patients who showed acute, diffuse and total hair loss of the scalp within 1 month after their first visit to our hospital by comparing their clinical course, laboratory tests and histopathological findings with those of common, patchy AA, alopecia totalis or alopecia universalis. Results: None of the patients had a background of systemic diseases or telogen effluvium. All the patients were female, and 8 of the 9 cases recovered cosmetically acceptable hair growth within 6 months regardless of steroid administration. The histology of he lesions was indistinguishable from that of AA except for a remarkable eosinophilic infiltrate. Conclusions: These cases can be categorized as a new subtype of inflammatory noncicatricial alopecia that is characterized by a marked female predominance, tissue eosinophilia and uniquely short clinical course. We suggest to name it ‘acute diffuse and total alopecia of the female scalp (ADTAFS)’.

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Article / Publication Details

First-Page Preview
Abstract of Clinical and Laboratory Investigations

Received: January 04, 2002
Accepted: June 06, 2002
Published online: December 19, 2002
Issue release date: 2002

Number of Print Pages: 7
Number of Figures: 6
Number of Tables: 3

ISSN: 1018-8665 (Print)
eISSN: 1421-9832 (Online)

For additional information: http://www.karger.com/DRM


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