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Unusual presentation of atrichia with papular lesions.

Robati RM, Posh FB, Sakoei S, Ranjbar M - Indian J Dermatol (2015 Jan-Feb)

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Affiliation: Department of Dermatology, Skin Research Center, Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran.

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Sir, Atrichia with papular lesions (APL) is a rare form of total alopecia followed by eruptions of papular lesions on the skin... Patients with this form of alopecia show normal hairs at birth but hair loss occurred soon after birth... Papules extended to her trunk and arms gradually [Figure 2]... She revealed no history of hyperhidrosis, decrease in vision, hearing loss or seizure... Her palms and soles were also normal... She did not have any systemic involvement or dysmorphic features... Based on the clinical and pathological findings a diagnosis of APL was made... APL is an autosomal recessive inheritance disease with irreversible alopecia of the scalp and body associated by development of papular lesions of keratin cysts over of the body... APL is frequently misdiagnosed as alopecia universalis... This may be due to several factors such as the rarity of the diseases and the lack of specific criteria for diagnosis... In our patient, the papular lesions showed an adult onset in contrast to the other studies that indicated a childhood onset... In presenting case, the papular lesions was mistakenly diagnosed and treated as genital wart for a long period of time... Therefore, it would better to keep in mind the diagnosis of atrichia with papular lesion in adult patients with generalized alopecia to avoid wrong diagnosis such as viral wart.

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Complete loss of scalp and body hair
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Figure 1: Complete loss of scalp and body hair

Mentions: A 28-year-old lady presented with complete loss of hair on the body. She had sparse hairs over the scalp at birth but gradually lost all of them [Figure 1]. She was previously treated with the diagnosis of alopecia areata. Her alopecia was unresponsive to therapies. She developed multiple skin-colored lesions on the body, which progressively increased in number from 7 months ago. Multiple discrete, skin-colored, firm, papulonodular lesions, 0.2-0.5-mm were presented on her genitalia. The lesions were treated with the diagnosis of viral wart. Papules extended to her trunk and arms gradually [Figure 2]. She revealed no history of hyperhidrosis, decrease in vision, hearing loss or seizure. Her nails, teeth and mucosa were normal. Her palms and soles were also normal. She did not have any systemic involvement or dysmorphic features. Her brother was 24-year-old and had similar symptoms.


Unusual presentation of atrichia with papular lesions.

Robati RM, Posh FB, Sakoei S, Ranjbar M - Indian J Dermatol (2015 Jan-Feb)

Complete loss of scalp and body hair
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Related In: Results  -  Collection

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Figure 1: Complete loss of scalp and body hair
Mentions: A 28-year-old lady presented with complete loss of hair on the body. She had sparse hairs over the scalp at birth but gradually lost all of them [Figure 1]. She was previously treated with the diagnosis of alopecia areata. Her alopecia was unresponsive to therapies. She developed multiple skin-colored lesions on the body, which progressively increased in number from 7 months ago. Multiple discrete, skin-colored, firm, papulonodular lesions, 0.2-0.5-mm were presented on her genitalia. The lesions were treated with the diagnosis of viral wart. Papules extended to her trunk and arms gradually [Figure 2]. She revealed no history of hyperhidrosis, decrease in vision, hearing loss or seizure. Her nails, teeth and mucosa were normal. Her palms and soles were also normal. She did not have any systemic involvement or dysmorphic features. Her brother was 24-year-old and had similar symptoms.

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Affiliation: Department of Dermatology, Skin Research Center, Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran.

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Sir, Atrichia with papular lesions (APL) is a rare form of total alopecia followed by eruptions of papular lesions on the skin... Patients with this form of alopecia show normal hairs at birth but hair loss occurred soon after birth... Papules extended to her trunk and arms gradually [Figure 2]... She revealed no history of hyperhidrosis, decrease in vision, hearing loss or seizure... Her palms and soles were also normal... She did not have any systemic involvement or dysmorphic features... Based on the clinical and pathological findings a diagnosis of APL was made... APL is an autosomal recessive inheritance disease with irreversible alopecia of the scalp and body associated by development of papular lesions of keratin cysts over of the body... APL is frequently misdiagnosed as alopecia universalis... This may be due to several factors such as the rarity of the diseases and the lack of specific criteria for diagnosis... In our patient, the papular lesions showed an adult onset in contrast to the other studies that indicated a childhood onset... In presenting case, the papular lesions was mistakenly diagnosed and treated as genital wart for a long period of time... Therefore, it would better to keep in mind the diagnosis of atrichia with papular lesion in adult patients with generalized alopecia to avoid wrong diagnosis such as viral wart.

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