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CASE REPORT
Year : 2018  |  Volume : 63  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 349-353

Lipedematous scalp and alopecia: Report of two cases with a brief review of literature


Department of Dermatology and Venereology, Hacettepe University, Ankara, Turkey

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Dr. Efsun Kilinc
Department of Dermatology and Venereology, Hacettepe University, Ankara
Turkey
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DOI: 10.4103/ijd.IJD_2_17

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Lipedematous scalp (LS) and lipedematous alopecia (LA) are both rare conditions with an unknown etiology. LS is characterized by boggy swelling under the skin as a result of hyperplasia of subcutaneous layer. LA is basically LS associated with hair growth abnormalities such as alopecia and short broken hair. Herein, we present two patients who were diagnosed with LS and LA where case with LA had a new diagnosis of systemic lupus erythematosus.


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