International Journal of Trichology

CASE REPORT
Year
: 2016  |  Volume : 8  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 32--34

Report of a rare case of alopecia areata coexisting with trichotillomania


Piotr Brzezinski1, Ewelina Cywinska3, Anca Chiriac2 
1 Department of Dermatology, 6th Military Support Unit, Ustka; Institute of Biology and Environmental Protection, Pomeranian Academy, ul. Arciszewskiego 22A, 76-200 Slupsk, Poland
2 Department of Dermato-Physiology, Apollonia University Iasi, Strada Muzicii nr 2, Iasi-700399; Nicolina Medical Center, Institute of Macromolecular Chemistry, Apollonia University, “Petru Poni,” Iasi, Romania

Correspondence Address:
Piotr Brzezinski
Department of Dermatology, 6th Military Support Unit, os. Ledowo 1N, 76-270 Ustka
Poland

Alopecia areata (AA) is a common dermatological disease characterized by patchy areas of nonscarring alopecia. Trichotillomania (TT) is an expression of obsessive-compulsive disorder defined by the urge to pull out his/her hair. We describe a case of AA coexisting with TT. A 6-year-old male child presented with a localized patch of hair loss in the occipital area of 2 years duration. Dermoscopy revealed numerous exclamation mark hairs along with signs of scratching and bleeding. A detailed medical anamnesis and thorough examination of the child during the consultation put in evidence TT.


How to cite this article:
Brzezinski P, Cywinska E, Chiriac A. Report of a rare case of alopecia areata coexisting with trichotillomania.Int J Trichol 2016;8:32-34


How to cite this URL:
Brzezinski P, Cywinska E, Chiriac A. Report of a rare case of alopecia areata coexisting with trichotillomania. Int J Trichol [serial online] 2016 [cited 2022 Nov 27 ];8:32-34
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