International Journal of Trichology

CASE REPORT
Year
: 2018  |  Volume : 10  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 131--134

Interactions between posttraumatic stress disorder and alopecia areata in child with trauma exposure: Two case reports


Tayfun Kara1, Zeynep Topkarcı2 
1 Department of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, University of Health Sciences, Bakirkoy Dr. Sadi Konuk Training and Research Hospital, Bakirkoy, Istanbul, Turkey
2 Department of Dermatology, University of Health Sciences, Bakirkoy Dr. Sadi Konuk Training and Research Hospital, Bakirkoy, Istanbul, Turkey

Correspondence Address:
Dr. Tayfun Kara
Department of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, University of Health Sciences, Bakirkoy Dr. Sadi Konuk Training and Research Hospital, Bakirkoy 34147, Istanbul
Turkey

Alopecia areata (AA) is a dermatologic disease that can be seen in all age groups with nonscarring hair loss. While the causes of AA are suggested to be the role of genetic, psychological stresses, cellular and humoral immunity, and endocrine and neural factors, the underlying cause is not fully known. Psychiatric diseases are frequently reported in many studies in patients with AA. In this report, children with AA and psychiatric evaluation of them and the prominence of psychiatric evaluation in AA were discussed; AA and posttraumatic stress disorder were reviewed in the light of the relevant literature.


How to cite this article:
Kara T, Topkarcı Z. Interactions between posttraumatic stress disorder and alopecia areata in child with trauma exposure: Two case reports.Int J Trichol 2018;10:131-134


How to cite this URL:
Kara T, Topkarcı Z. Interactions between posttraumatic stress disorder and alopecia areata in child with trauma exposure: Two case reports. Int J Trichol [serial online] 2018 [cited 2021 Jan 16 ];10:131-134
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