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Dermatology clinic

Alopecia in a 12-year-old girl

Gayle Fischer

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Abstract

A 12-year-old girl presents with a rapidly expanding area of alopecia on her scalp. What is the correct diagnosis and how should she be managed?

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Case presentation

A 12-year-old girl presents with a rapidly expanding area of alopecia on her scalp (Figure). It is painless, and she is systemically well and afebrile. Cervical lymphadenopathy is present.

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