International Journal of Trichology

: 2020  |  Volume : 12  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 89--92

Congenital triangular alopecia - A case report

Dhruv Ramanbhai Patel, Jinal Jainendrabhai Tandel, Pragya Ashok Nair 
 Department of Dermatology, Shree Krishna Hospital, Karamsad, Gujarat, India

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Pragya Ashok Nair
Department of Dermatology, Pramukhswami Medical College, Shree Krishna Hospital, Karamsad, Gujarat

Congenital triangular alopecia also known as temporal triangular alopecia or Brauer nevus may be present at birth or acquired during the first decade of life. It can present as triangular, oval, or lancet-shaped patch of alopecia. It may be misdiagnosed as alopecia areata, traction alopecia, trichotillomania, tinea capitis, and aplasia cutis congenita. Histopathological features and dermoscopic features help in its diagnosis. There is no effective treatment for it and, in most cases, there is no need for therapeutic intervention. Therapeutic modalities include topical minoxidil, surgical excision, and hair transplantation.

How to cite this article:
Patel DR, Tandel JJ, Nair PA. Congenital triangular alopecia - A case report.Int J Trichol 2020;12:89-92

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Patel DR, Tandel JJ, Nair PA. Congenital triangular alopecia - A case report. Int J Trichol [serial online] 2020 [cited 2023 Jan 30 ];12:89-92
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