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Traction Alopecia in a Young Girl

Traction Alopecia in a Young Girl

Figure 1THE CASE:

The parents of a 4-year-old girl are concerned because she has experienced hair loss for several weeks. The child is otherwise healthy and active, has no known disorders, and takes no medications.

What do you suspect?

  • Tinea capitis
  • Trichotillomania
  • Traction alopecia
  • Discoid lupus erythematosus

(Answer and discussion on next page.)


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