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Article
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
Abstract

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.

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