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Acute diffuse and total alopecia of the female scalp associated with borrelia-infection.

Bhardwaj EK, Trüeb RM - Int J Trichology (2015 Jan-Mar)

Bottom Line: AA is understood to represent an organ-specific autoimmune disease of the hair follicle.Vice versa, alopecia may act as a marker for detection of undiagnosed infection.Treatment of the patient with intravenous ceftriaxone led to the resolution of cutaneous borreliosis, and in addition to topical clobetasol foam to complete recovery of hair.

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Affiliation: Renovia Medical Aesthetics and Hair Center, Manchester, England, UK.

ABSTRACT
A case of acute diffuse and total alopecia of the female scalp associated with Borrelia-infection (acrodermatitis chronica atrophicans) is presented. Today, acute diffuse and total alopecia of the female scalp is recognized as a distinct variant of alopecia areata (AA) predominantly observed in women. Cases of AA have formerly been reported in association with infections. AA is understood to represent an organ-specific autoimmune disease of the hair follicle. It is conceivable that the antigenic stimulus provided by the infection may act as a trigger for alopecia. Vice versa, alopecia may act as a marker for detection of undiagnosed infection. Treatment of the patient with intravenous ceftriaxone led to the resolution of cutaneous borreliosis, and in addition to topical clobetasol foam to complete recovery of hair.

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Initial regrowth of hair after 3 months
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Mentions: Figures 2–4 (at 3 months), (at 6 months) and (complete remission at 10 months) show the photographic sequence of the alopecia in the course of treatment. The swelling and discoloration of the lower right limb resolved completely, and the patient reported lesser fatigue.


Acute diffuse and total alopecia of the female scalp associated with borrelia-infection.

Bhardwaj EK, Trüeb RM - Int J Trichology (2015 Jan-Mar)

Initial regrowth of hair after 3 months
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Related In: Results  -  Collection

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Figure 2: Initial regrowth of hair after 3 months
Mentions: Figures 2–4 (at 3 months), (at 6 months) and (complete remission at 10 months) show the photographic sequence of the alopecia in the course of treatment. The swelling and discoloration of the lower right limb resolved completely, and the patient reported lesser fatigue.

Bottom Line: AA is understood to represent an organ-specific autoimmune disease of the hair follicle.Vice versa, alopecia may act as a marker for detection of undiagnosed infection.Treatment of the patient with intravenous ceftriaxone led to the resolution of cutaneous borreliosis, and in addition to topical clobetasol foam to complete recovery of hair.

View Article: PubMed Central - PubMed

Affiliation: Renovia Medical Aesthetics and Hair Center, Manchester, England, UK.

ABSTRACT
A case of acute diffuse and total alopecia of the female scalp associated with Borrelia-infection (acrodermatitis chronica atrophicans) is presented. Today, acute diffuse and total alopecia of the female scalp is recognized as a distinct variant of alopecia areata (AA) predominantly observed in women. Cases of AA have formerly been reported in association with infections. AA is understood to represent an organ-specific autoimmune disease of the hair follicle. It is conceivable that the antigenic stimulus provided by the infection may act as a trigger for alopecia. Vice versa, alopecia may act as a marker for detection of undiagnosed infection. Treatment of the patient with intravenous ceftriaxone led to the resolution of cutaneous borreliosis, and in addition to topical clobetasol foam to complete recovery of hair.

No MeSH data available.


Related in: MedlinePlus