Alopecia Universalis in a Patient with Common Variable Immunodeficiency
Article first published online: 4 JAN 2002
Volume 16, Issue 4, pages 305–307, July/August 1999
How to Cite
Kiliç, S. sebnem., Ersoy, F., Sanal, Ö., Türkbay, D. and Tezcan, I. (1999), Alopecia Universalis in a Patient with Common Variable Immunodeficiency. Pediatric Dermatology, 16: 305–307. doi: 10.1046/j.1525-1470.1999.00080.x
- Issue published online: 4 JAN 2002
- Article first published online: 4 JAN 2002
Abstract: A 12-year-old boy with common variable immunodeficiency (CVI) who developed severe alopecia is presented. His sister also had alopecia and recurrent infections and died of lung infection at the age of 7 years. The loss of hair in both children was total; the pathology of a scalp skin biopsy specimen was typical for alopecia areata. The boy was subjected to clinical and immunologic evaluation and the results were compatible with common variable immunodeficiency.