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Year : 2020  |  Volume : 40  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 118-120

Diffuse nonscarring hair loss of the scalp is an early sign of juvenile systemic lupus erythematosus: a case report

Department of Dermatology, Venereology and Andrology, Faculty of Medicine, Sohag University, Sohag, Egypt

Correspondence Address:
Mohammed Abu El-Hamd
Department of Dermatology, Venereology and Andrology, Faculty of Medicine, Sohag University. PO Box 82524, Sohag
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/ejdv.ejdv_44_19

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Juvenile systemic lupus erythematosus is a rare multisystemic autoimmune disorder characterized by several clinical and immunological features. In the present case, a 13-year-old female presented with diffuse nonscarring hair loss at the frontal and vertex of the scalp. The hairs were dry, fragile, and easily detached. She had patches of erythema on the palmar aspects of both hands. She had no other cutaneous, nail, or mucous membrane manifestations. Erythrocyte sedimentation rates were elevated. The titer of antinuclear antibody was positive, and anti-double strand DNA antibody was positive. Otherwise, all laboratory and radiological investigations were normal.

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