Pediatric Dermatology

Alopecia Areata in Children

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Alopecia areata (AA) is a T-cell mediated autoimmune disease resulting in partial or total nonscarring hair loss. The scalp is the predominant site of involvement, with the most common clinical pattern involving multiple areas of patchy alopecia. Childhood AA can be emotionally devastating in its worst forms. This article is a brief overview of childhood AA focusing specifically on therapeutic options.


 

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