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IMAGES IN CLINICAL PRACTICE
Year : 2018  |  Volume : 84  |  Issue : 5  |  Page : 581-582

Localized atrophy with surrounding hair growth in a case of alopecia areata treated with intralesional steroids, using a needle-less injector


1 Department of Dermatology, King Faisal University, Al Hasa, Saudi Arabia
2 Department of Pathology (Biomedical Sciences), King Faisal University, Al Hasa, Saudi Arabia

Date of Web Publication27-Jun-2018

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Dr. Feroze Kaliyadan
Department of Dermatology, King Faisal University, Al Hasa
Saudi Arabia
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


DOI: 10.4103/ijdvl.IJDVL_297_17

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How to cite this article:
Kaliyadan F, Alkhateeb A, Swaroop K. Localized atrophy with surrounding hair growth in a case of alopecia areata treated with intralesional steroids, using a needle-less injector. Indian J Dermatol Venereol Leprol 2018;84:581-2

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Kaliyadan F, Alkhateeb A, Swaroop K. Localized atrophy with surrounding hair growth in a case of alopecia areata treated with intralesional steroids, using a needle-less injector. Indian J Dermatol Venereol Leprol [serial online] 2018 [cited 2020 May 27];84:581-2. Available from: http://www.ijdvl.com/text.asp?2018/84/5/581/235387




A 21-year-old female patient with extensive alopecia areata restricted to the scalp was given intralesional injections of triamcinolone acetonide (5 mg/ml) using a needleless injection device (Dermojet®). The patient was also on concomitant phototherapy for alopecia areata. Because of the development of atrophy and depigmentation at the sites of injection, intralesional injections were discontinued. On follow-up, significant hair growth was seen around these areas of atrophy at some dermojet injection sites [Figure 1] whereas hair growth was less profuse on areas where there was no atrophy.
Figure 1: Localized atrophy with surrounding hair growth in the areas where intralesional steroids were delivered using the needleless injector

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Atrophy is an expected side effect of intralesional injections, but the presence of significant hair growth restricted to the areas surrounding atrophy was an interesting finding in our case.

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