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An extraordinary colocalization of alopecia areata and vitiligo.
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PMID:  21712899     Owner:  NLM     Status:  PubMed-not-MEDLINE    
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Although the association of alopecia areata (AA) and vitiligo occurring in the same patient has been frequently reported in the literature, the colocalization of AA and vitiligo is very rare. We report for the first time an adult patient with anatomic concurrence of AA and vitiligo on the scalp. Even though both AA and vitiligo are thought to have the same underlying pathophysiologic mechanisms, the striking rarity of their colocalization challenges this postulated common pathogenesis, and raises the question if autoimmunity is responsible for only a fraction of AA or vitiligo.
Authors:
Yuval Ramot; Elena Thomaidou; Alexander Mali; Abraham Zlotogorski
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  International journal of trichology     Volume:  2     ISSN:  0974-9241     ISO Abbreviation:  Int J Trichology     Publication Date:  2010 Jul 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2011-06-29     Completed Date:  2011-07-14     Revised Date:  2013-05-29    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101534370     Medline TA:  Int J Trichology     Country:  India    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  108-9     Citation Subset:  -    
Affiliation:
Department of Dermatology, Hadassah-Hebrew University Medical Center, Jerusalem, Israel.
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