July 1970

Can Scalp Hair Suddenly Turn White?A Case of Canities Subita

Author Affiliations

Buffalo, NY

From the Department of Dermatology, Roswell Park Memorial Institute, Buffalo, NY.

Arch Dermatol. 1970;102(1):102-103. doi:10.1001/archderm.1970.04000070104016

A case is reported of a patient whose hair suddenly appeared to have turned white. As the disease progressed, he developed patches of complete hair loss, which established the diagnosis of alopecia areata.