Alopecia areata with features of loose anagen hair.


A child with alopecia areata (AA) presented initially with clinical features of loose anagen hair (LAH) and had features consistent with LAH on microscopic hair analysis. However, a scalp biopsy specimen demonstrated peribulbar inflammatory infiltrates characteristic of AA. We suggest that AA may mimic LAH clinically and a scalp biopsy may help in making the correct diagnosis.

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@article{Nunez1999AlopeciaAW, title={Alopecia areata with features of loose anagen hair.}, author={Julisa Nunez and Kerian K Grande and Sylvia Hsingwen Hsu}, journal={Pediatric dermatology}, year={1999}, volume={16 6}, pages={460-2} }