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June 1963

SECTION ON DERMATOLOGY AND SYPHILOLOGY THE NEW YORK ACADEMY OF MEDICINE

Arch Dermatol. 1963;87(6):776-782. doi:10.1001/archderm.1963.01590180104024

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Abstract

Alopecia Cicatrisata (Pseudopelade). Presented by Dr. Joseph L. Morse and Dr. Irwin I. Lubowe. (By Invitation)

History.—The patient states that she developed an alopecia of the scalp three years ago which spread, involving large areas of the front of the scalp. According to her statement, the hair was stripped of color and then rebleached five years ago. Two years after the above incident, marked loss commenced and then spread to the present areas of alopecia. Patient has had the usual childhood diseases and states that she is allergic to penicillin.

Physical Examination.—There are irregular areas of alopecia and atrophy of the frontal parietal area of the scalp. This area measures about five inches from front to back and four inches from side to side. The involved epidermis is thin, shiny, and atrophic. Occasional evidence of erythematous follicles is observed. Between the atrophic areas, there are normal areas of

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