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Year : 2013  |  Volume : 5  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 94-96

A case of neurodermatitis circumscipta of scalp presenting as patchy alopecia

Department of Dermatology, MVJ Medical College and Research Hospital, Bangalore, Karnataka, India

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DOI: 10.4103/0974-7753.122971

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Neurodermatitis or Lichen simplex chronicus (LSC) is chronic skin disease in which emotional factors have a key role in the initiation of disease. A sixty year old lady presented with itcy lesion of scalp with localised area of loss of hair. After proper history taking and investigations she was diagnosed as LSC of scalp. She was treated with intralesional steroids,oral doxepin and psychotherapy. Complete remission of symptoms with total regrowth of hair occured in 3 months.The key role of emotional factors in causation of LSC and a proper psychotherapy along with dermatological treatment is necessary for complete cure of this condition.

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