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December 1928


Arch Derm Syphilol. 1928;18(6):965-966. doi:10.1001/archderm.1928.02380180162018

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Alopecia. Presented by Dr. Ochs.  A girl, aged 6, two years before presentation lost every hair on the head and the eyebrows and eyelashes; even the lanugo disappeared. The previous history was negative.

DISCUSSION  Dr. Weiss: I think that there is some disturbance of the central nervous system in this patient. Minute doses of thyroid extract, from one-sixteenth to one-tenth grain (4 to 6 mg.) might be given. The hair may be restored unexpectedly with the cessation of the disturbance.Dr. Kingsbury: I think that the prognosis in this case is bad.Dr. Scheer: I do not consider this is a case of the congenital type; the mother reports that the patient had fine curly hair. We cannot determine whether the regrowth of the hair is a result of therapy or not. In a case like this which I had in 1917, I treated four areas of the scalp with

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