Nikolsky’s sign - a rare form of alopecia areata

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Two case reports of rare form of alopecia areata - Nikolsky’s sign - were presented. This disease is often associated with nerve system pathology (schizophrenia, epilepsy, hysteroid reactions). A special feature of first monitoring was the combination of Nikolsky’s sign as a form of alopecia areata and Down syndrome. Trichodermatoscopy with detection of characteristic stigmas of alopecia areata can provide assistance in differential diagnostics of this disease and other disorders.

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A. N. Mareeva

State Research Center of Dermatovenereology and Cosmetology

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Russian Federation

I. N. Kondrakhina

State Research Center of Dermatovenereology and Cosmetology

Russian Federation


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