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CASE REPORT
Year : 2010  |  Volume : 2  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 108-109

An extraordinary colocalization of alopecia areata and vitiligo


1 Department of Dermatology, Hadassah-Hebrew University Medical Center, Jerusalem, Israel
2 Trinity College, University of Dublin, Dublin, Ireland
3 Department of Pathology, Hadassah-Hebrew University Medical Center, Jerusalem, Israel

Correspondence Address:
Abraham Zlotogorski
Department of Dermatology, Hadassah-Hebrew University Medical Center, PO Box 12000, Jerusalem 91120
Israel
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


DOI: 10.4103/0974-7753.77522

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Although the association of alopecia areata (AA) and vitiligo occurring in the same patient has been frequently reported in the literature, the colocalization of AA and vitiligo is very rare. We report for the first time an adult patient with anatomic concurrence of AA and vitiligo on the scalp. Even though both AA and vitiligo are thought to have the same underlying pathophysiologic mechanisms, the striking rarity of their colocalization challenges this postulated common pathogenesis, and raises the question if autoimmunity is responsible for only a fraction of AA or vitiligo.


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