Korean J Dermatol.  2008 Oct;46(10):1407-1410.

A Case of Acute Diffuse and Total Alopecia of the Female Scalp

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  • 1Department of Dermatology, College of Medicine, Korea University, Seoul, Korea. kumcihk@korea.ac.kr

Abstract

Diffuse alopecia areata is the least common clinical type of alopecia, and this diffuse form lacks the characteristic hairless patches of alopecia and it begins as diffuse hair loss. Diffuse alopecia areata has been poorly characterized. In 2002, there was a suggestion to define this form of alopecia areata as acute, diffuse and total alopecia of the female scalp (ADTAFS). ADTAFS is characterized by a marked female predominance, tissue eosinophilia and a uniquely short clinical course. We report here on one case of ADTAFS.

Keyword

Acute diffuse and total alopecia of the female scalp; Diffuse alopecia areata
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