Korean J Dermatol.  2001 Sep;39(9):1017-1019.

Two Cases of Alopecia Areata limited to the Eyebrows

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  • 1Department of Dermatology, College of Medicine and Medical Research Institute, Chungbuk National University, Cheongju, Korea. tyyoon@med.chungbuk.ac.kr

Abstract

The eyebrows consist of thickened arches of skin, which bear numerous short, thick hairs directed obliquely to the surface. Alopecia areata is a nonscarring hair loss condition, which is considered to be an autoimmune disease. The patchy loss of hairs occurring in alopecia areata may not only involve the scalp, but also the eyebrows, making it a disfiguring disease. This condition almost always involves the scalp, so alopecia areata only involving the eyebrows is very rare. We report two cases of alopecia areata limited to the eyebrows without involving any other sites during the disease course in healthy girls.

Keyword

Alopecia areata; Eyebrows
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