† Aplasia cutis congenita is a rare disease with less than 300 cases reported in the literature. A patient with extensive involvement of the skin was observed for 25 years. During adolescence, a reactive depression related to the residual cicatricial alopecia on the left side of the scalp developed. The psychiatric distress disappeared after corrective surgery was performed. It is recommended that patients with this disorder be regularly observed to select cases appropriate for early plastic surgery.
(Arch Dermatol 1981;117:232-233)
Munkvad JM, Nielsen AO, Asmussen T. Aplasia Cutis CongenitaA Follow-up Evaluation After 25 Years. Arch Dermatol. 1981;117(4):232-233. doi:10.1001/archderm.1981.01650040048020