Absence of hair where it normally grows
Categorized as acquired or congenital
Most cases are acquired: Tinea capitis is most common, followed by traumatic alopecia and alopecia areata.
Aplasia cutis congenita
Oculomandibulofacial syndrome (...
For tinea capitis: microsize griseofulvin 20–25 mg/kg/24 h (maximum 1 g) or ultramicrosize griseofulvin 10–15 mg/kg/24 h (maximum 750 mg) orally once per day for 4–6 week...
Tinea capitis, alopecia areata, and traction alopecia
Hair will regrow, may take months.
There is a poorer prognosis with alopecia universalis. <10% have full recovery.
Alkhalifah A, Alsantali A, Wang E, et al. Alopecia areata update. J Am Acad Dermatol. 2010;62(2):177–188, 191–202.
Food and Drug Administration. Consumer updates: Lamisil ap...
704.00 Alopecia, unspecified
110.0 Dermatophytosis of scalp and beard
704.01 Alopecia areata
704.09 Other alopecia
757.4 Specified anomalies of hair
312.39 Other disorders of impulse control
Q: When can children with tinea capitis return to school?
A: Once treatment with a systemic antifungal has begun, the child may return to school. A topical shampoo such as selenium sulfide or ketoc...
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