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March 2000

Temporal Triangular Alopecia in Association With Mental Retardation and Epilepsy in a Mother and Daughter

Arch Dermatol. 2000;136(3):426-427. doi:

Temporal triangular alopecia (TTA) is a hair anomaly characterized by unilateral or, less frequently, bilateral, lancet-shaped or oval patches of permanent, nonscarring hairlessness in the frontotemporal region of the scalp with the apex usually extending to the vertex.1,2 We describe a mother and daughter, both with TTA in combination with neurological features; the daughter also had a Dandy-Walker malformation type B.

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