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Year : 2003  |  Volume : 69  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 81--82

Alopecia areata - pattern in industrial city of Baroda

Dept. Medical Sciences, Sevagram, India

Correspondence Address:
S Jain
Dept. of Dermatology, SSG Hospitals, Baroda, Gujarat
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PMID: 17642839

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Department of Dermatology, Venereology and Leprology, S.S.G. Hospital, Baroda. The profile of Alopecia areata (AA) was studied in 150 subjects in industrial city of Baroda, alopecia areata is the problem of young males as 52.1 %patients are in 2-39 years age group and male to female ratio being 1.7: 1. Most of alopecia areata presents within 6 month of onset. The problem of AA is of cosmetic significance. AA pattern is the commonest and only few have combined AA and ophiasis. The common site is scalp (parietal, occipital, frontal) followed by beard and moustache. Associated atopic state is not common hence indicating good prognosis. Nail involvement though not common but is in form of pitting.

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