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November 1955


AMA Arch Derm. 1955;72(5):469-483. doi:10.1001/archderm.1955.03730350071015

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Alopecia Areata with Nail Changes. Presented by Dr. Alfred L. Weiner, Cincinnati.

J. L., an 11-year-old Negro girl, had loss of scalp hair and a disturbance of the fingernails and toenails, first noted in approximately June of 1952. The general health was excellent.

All laboratory studies, including cultures of the nails and hair, have been negative.

From June through September, 1953, cortisone in doses of 50 to 75 mg. was given. From October, 1953, through March, 1954, corticotropin (ACTH) gel, 20 units semiweekly, was administered. There did not appear to be any clinical response to these measures. In September, 1954, there had been some patchy regrowth of scalp hair, but no changes in the nails were apparent. Recent examination (January, 1955) revealed considerable regrowth of scalp hair but no change in the nails.

Alopecia in Sisters. Presented by Dr. Carey C. Barrett, Lexington, Ky.

S., age 4½ years, began to

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