International Journal of Trichology

CASE REPORT
Year
: 2018  |  Volume : 10  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 129--130

Frictional (Sock) alopecia of the legs: Trichoscopy as an aid


Deepak Jakhar1, Ishmeet Kaur2 
1 Department of Dermatology, Sanjay Gandhi Memorial Hospital, New Delhi, India
2 Department of Dermatology and STD, University College of Medical Sciences and GTBH, New Delhi, India

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Dr. Deepak Jakhar
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India

Alopecia of the lower limbs is a rarely reported entity. Friction due to footwear, socks, and tight clothing is one of the causes of lower limb alopecia. The typical site of involvement and improvement after removal of triggering factor are an important clue to the diagnosis. Alopecia areata remains a close differential, and dermoscopy/trichoscopy can serve as an adjunctive aid in the diagnosis.


How to cite this article:
Jakhar D, Kaur I. Frictional (Sock) alopecia of the legs: Trichoscopy as an aid.Int J Trichol 2018;10:129-130


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Jakhar D, Kaur I. Frictional (Sock) alopecia of the legs: Trichoscopy as an aid. Int J Trichol [serial online] 2018 [cited 2021 Jan 25 ];10:129-130
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