Korean J Dermatol.  1999 Aug;37(8):1097-1099.

A Case of Congenitally Developed Alopecia Areata

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  • 1Department of Dermatology, College of Medicine, The Catholic University of Korea, Seoul, Korea.

Abstract

Alopecia areata is a common cause of acquired circumscribed alopecia in childhood. In infancy alopecia areata is exceptional. No case of congenital alopecia areata has been documented yet. Thus, it is generally assumed that alopecia areata is acquired only postnatally, and it is believed that the presence of an alopecia at birth virtually excludes the diagnosis of alopecia areata. In this report, we document a case of congenitally developed alopecia areata that shows typical clinical and histological features of alopecia areata.

Keyword

Congenital; Alopecia areata
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