Circumscribed Alopecia: An Unusual Manifestation of Pediculosis Capitis
Article first published online: 20 OCT 2011
© 2011 Wiley Periodicals, Inc.
Volume 29, Issue 4, pages 513–514, July/August 2012
How to Cite
Hall, R. R. and McMichael, A. J. (2012), Circumscribed Alopecia: An Unusual Manifestation of Pediculosis Capitis. Pediatric Dermatology, 29: 513–514. doi: 10.1111/j.1525-1470.2011.01596.x
- Issue published online: 3 JUL 2012
- Article first published online: 20 OCT 2011
Abstract: A healthy 10-year-old girl was referred for evaluation of patchy hair loss on the scalp of longer than 6 months duration. She had been diagnosed and treated for head lice approximately 1 month before onset of the hair loss. Examination of the scalp showed discrete ovoid patches of hair loss at the vertex scalp. A scrape of the area of hair loss was performed, and a nit was visible on microscopic examination. Focal hair loss may represent an atypical manifestation of ongoing pediculosis capitis.