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CASE REPORT
Year : 2016  |  Volume : 8  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 144-145

Linear alopecia areata


1 Department of Dermatology, Kasturba Medical College, Manipal University, Manipal, Karnataka, India
2 Department of Pathology, Kasturba Medical College, Manipal University, Manipal, Karnataka, India

Correspondence Address:
Shricharith Shetty
Department of Dermatology, OPD No. 21, Kasturba Medical College and Hospital, Manipal - 576 104, Karnataka
India
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DOI: 10.4103/0974-7753.189017

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Alopecia areata (AA) over scalp is known to present in various shapes and extents of hair loss. Typically it presents as circumscribed patches of alopecia with underlying skin remaining normal. We describe a rare variant of AA presenting in linear band-like form. Only four cases of linear alopecia have been reported in medical literature till today, all four being diagnosed as lupus erythematosus profundus.


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