The role of scalp dermoscopy in the diagnosis of alopecia areata incognita.

  title={The role of scalp dermoscopy in the diagnosis of alopecia areata incognita.},
  author={Antonella Tosti and David Whiting and Matilde Iorizzo and Massimiliano Pazzaglia and Cosimo Misciali and Colombina Vincenzi and Giuseppe Micali},
  journal={Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology},
  volume={59 1},
BACKGROUND Alopecia areata incognita is a variety of alopecia areata characterized by acute diffuse shedding of telogen hairs without typical patches. OBJECTIVE We sought to report the clinical, pathological, and dermoscopic features of alopecia areata incognita. METHODS Seventy patients with alopecia areata incognita were evaluated clinically and with videodermoscopy during the period of 2002 to 2006. Pathology was performed in 50 patients. RESULTS The presence of numerous, diffuse… CONTINUE READING

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