Permanent Alopecia following Cranial Irradiation in a Child

  title={Permanent Alopecia following Cranial Irradiation in a Child},
  author={Hind M. Almohanna and S. Al‐Khenaizan},
  journal={Journal of Cutaneous Medicine and Surgery},
  pages={141 - 143}
  • Hind M. Almohanna, S. Al‐Khenaizan
  • Published 2010
  • Medicine
  • Journal of Cutaneous Medicine and Surgery
  • Background: Cranial irradiation is commonly used in childhood leukemia, with many potential cutaneous adverse effects. Radiation-induced permanent alopecia owing to scalp fibrosis is a rare but disturbing side effect. Objective and Conclusion: Here we report a Saudi boy with acute T-cell lymphoblastic leukemia who developed radiation-induced cicatricial alopecia. Topical treatment using minoxidil solution was tried but was ineffective. 


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