International Journal of Trichology

CASE REPORT
Year
: 2018  |  Volume : 10  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 24--25

Whorled scarring alopecia – The only adult marker of incontinentia pigmenti


Urvi Popli, Paul Devakar Yesudian 
 Departments of Dermatology, Wrexham Maelor Hospital, Wrexham, Wales, UK

Correspondence Address:
Dr. Urvi Popli
Department of Dermatology, Wrexham Maelor Hospital, Wrexham LL13 7TD
UK

Incontinentia pigmenti (IP) is a rare X-linked dominant disease that affects the ectodermal tissues. It is associated with a whorled pattern of scarring alopecia, which is possibly underreported. This scarring alopecia could be used as a marker to identify adult women affected with IP as older patients may have minimal cutaneous manifestations. We report an unusual case of an 8-year-old girl who had recurrent inflammatory stage IP and later developed whorled scarring alopecia in the vertex of the scalp.


How to cite this article:
Popli U, Yesudian PD. Whorled scarring alopecia – The only adult marker of incontinentia pigmenti.Int J Trichol 2018;10:24-25


How to cite this URL:
Popli U, Yesudian PD. Whorled scarring alopecia – The only adult marker of incontinentia pigmenti. Int J Trichol [serial online] 2018 [cited 2021 Dec 6 ];10:24-25
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