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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

American Journal of Dermatopathology: July 2012 - Volume 34 - Issue 5 - p 529–532
doi: 10.1097/DAD.0b013e31823adf71
Brief Report

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.

Department of Dermatology, Samsung Medical Center, Sungkyunkwan University School of Medicine, Seoul, Korea.

The authors report no conflicts of interest.

Reprints: Dong-Youn Lee, MD, PhD, Department of Dermatology, Samsung Medical Center, Sungkyunkwan University School of Medicine, Seoul, Korea (e-mail: dylee@skku.edu).

© 2012 Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Inc.