A clinical study of childhood alopecia areata in Singapore.

@article{Tan2002ACS,
  title={A clinical study of childhood alopecia areata in Singapore.},
  author={Eileen Tan and Y B E Tay and Yoke-chin Giam},
  journal={Pediatric dermatology},
  year={2002},
  volume={19 4},
  pages={298-301}
}
Alopecia areata (AA) is a common cause of nonscarring alopecia. The aim of this epidemiologic study is to review the clinical characteristics and treatment of childhood alopecia areata in a mixed ethnic population. The study population consisted of a total of 392 children seen over a 4-year period with AA diagnosed before the age of 16 years. The female:male ratio was 1:1.4. There were 309 Chinese (78.8%), 51 Malays (13.0%), and 32 Indians (8.2%). The mean age at the time of diagnosis was 11.2… CONTINUE READING

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