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American Journal of Dermatopathology:
doi: 10.1097/DAD.0b013e31823adf71
Brief Report

Cutaneous Mastocytosis Associated With Congenital Alopecia

Kim, Cho Rok MD; Kim, Hyun-Je MD; Jung, Mi-Young MD; Lee, Jae-Hyung MD; Park, Ji-Hye MD; Lee, Dong-Youn MD, PhD; Lee, Joo-Heung MD, PhD; Yang, Jun-Mo MD, PhD

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Abstract: Mastocytosis is a rare disorder that shows accumulation of mast cells in tissues. Atypical clinical features may mimic impetigo, Langerhans cell histiocytosis, and carcinoid syndrome; however, only 1 case of scarring alopecia associated with mastocytosis has been reported. We present the first case of cutaneous mastocytosis associated with congenital alopecia areata in a 3-year-old Korean girl. This case showed an atypical clinical presentation of congenital alopecia areata, but histopathological results confirmed the diagnosis of cutaneous mastocytosis.

© 2012 Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Inc.


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