Alopecia and Forehead Lesions in Two Young Females

November 3, 2018

Two young girls present with nearly identical forehead lesions and mild alopecia. Do you recognize these signs? Can you Dx?

Several youths, all younger than age 15 years, present to the acute care clinic over a period of about a year with suprisingly similar signs that include alopecia and a disfiguring mark, like a scar from a slash, on their foreheads. Does this combination sound familiar? In the slides below, Dr Jonathan Schneider presents 2 of these interesting cases from the annals of his decades of practice in pediatric and adolescent medicine.