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January 1947


Arch Derm Syphilol. 1947;55(1):143-150. doi:10.1001/archderm.1947.01520010147021

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Alopecia Areata in an Infant. Presented by Dr. S. E. Sweitzer, Minneapolis.  S. M., a Negro infant aged 6 months, began losing her hair two months ago. Her previous health was good; she was a full term baby. Serologic reactions for syphilis were negative.Examination reveals a patchy loss of hair throughout the entire scalp. In many areas regrowth has begun.

DISCUSSION  Dr. S. E. Sweitzer, Minneapolis: My associates and I could not find anything with the Wood light and on culture. I have never seen such a young child with alopecia areata.

Lupus Erythematosus of the Scalp. Presented by Dr. S. E. Sweitzer, Minneapolis.  H. H., a man aged 60, stated that for the past year he has had an eruption on the scalp.Examination reveals three or four areas I/2 to 1 inch (1.2 to 2.5 cm.) in diameter on the top of the head devoid of hair.

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