Quan Q Dinh, FRACGP. Alvin H Chong, FACD.
A case of widespread non-pigmented hair regrowth in diffuse alopecia areata
Article first published online: 18 OCT 2007
Australasian Journal of Dermatology
Volume 48, Issue 4, pages 221–223, November 2007
How to Cite
Dinh, Q. Q. and Chong, A. H. (2007), A case of widespread non-pigmented hair regrowth in diffuse alopecia areata. Australasian Journal of Dermatology, 48: 221–223. doi: 10.1111/j.1440-0960.2007.00390.x
- Issue published online: 18 OCT 2007
- Article first published online: 18 OCT 2007
- Submitted 7 February 2007; accepted 27 May 2007.
- autoimmune hair loss;
A 62-year-old woman presented with diffuse alopecia areata affecting more than 50% of her scalp hairs with sparing of non-pigmented hairs. She was treated with a 2-month course of oral prednisolone and extensive hair regrowth occurred. The new hairs were completely non-pigmented. As a result, the patient's hair colour is now strikingly and completely white, with a normal hair density. This response has been sustained for 6 months after cessation of treatment.