International Journal of Trichology

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

An extraordinary colocalization of alopecia areata and vitiligo


Yuval Ramot1, Elena Thomaidou2, Alexander Mali3, Abraham Zlotogorski1 
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

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.


How to cite this article:
Ramot Y, Thomaidou E, Mali A, Zlotogorski A. An extraordinary colocalization of alopecia areata and vitiligo.Int J Trichol 2010;2:108-109


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Ramot Y, Thomaidou E, Mali A, Zlotogorski A. An extraordinary colocalization of alopecia areata and vitiligo. Int J Trichol [serial online] 2010 [cited 2021 Sep 20 ];2:108-109
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