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July 1942


Am J Dis Child. 1942;64(1):80-86. doi:10.1001/archpedi.1942.02010070081009

Total alopecia is rare in occurrence and obscure in cause. Its association with disorders of the eye is even more uncommon. In 1906 Vogt1 described an integumentouveal disease whose main features were alopecia areata, uveitis, vitiligo and poliosis. Similar cases have been reported by Japanese observers. Although the condition in the case to be described does show a superficial resemblance to Vogt's syndrome, it does not fall into that group. The cardinal features are total alopecia, chorioretinitis in the left eye, atrophy of the left optic nerve and left internal strabismus. Our review of the literature did not reveal a case similar to the one to be discussed.

REPORT OF A CASE  G. R., a 10 year old girl of Italian parentage, was admitted to the City Hospital2 on Sept. 6, 1940, with the complaint of loss of hair. Her hair had been blond, abundant and of fine

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