A case of loose anagen syndrome in an african american girl

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Abstract

We present the case of 7-year-old African American girl with loose anagen syndrome. Although this is a common cause of hair loss in Caucasian children, and there have been reports of cases occurring in dark-skinned children of North African and Middle Eastern descent, to our knowledge there have been no cases reported in black children of sub-Saharan African ancestry. We present this case to broaden the differential diagnosis of hair loss in African Americans.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)e128-e129
JournalPediatric Dermatology
Volume32
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - May 1 2015

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
  • Dermatology

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