Alopecia Areata as a Manifestation of Systemic Lymphoma: Report of Two Cases

Yuval Ramot, Alexander Gural, Abraham Zlotogorski

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Alopecia areata is a common autoimmune disorder leading to hair loss. It usually affects individuals under the age of 40, and first appearance in older subjects is considered uncommon. Here, we report 2 cases of rapidly progressing alopecia areata, which appeared for the first time in adults. Patient 1 had alopecia universalis, which preceded the identification of hepatosplenic T-cell lymphoma, a rare form of lymphoma. Patient 2 suffered from the ophiasis type of alopecia areata, presenting for the first time following chemotherapy for non-Hodgkin B-cell lymphoma. These 2 cases highlight the need to screen for malignancies in patients who present with rapidly progressing alopecia areata for the first time after the age of 40.

Original languageAmerican English
Pages (from-to)63-66
Number of pages4
JournalSkin Appendage Disorders
Issue number1-2
StatePublished - 2016
Externally publishedYes

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  • Alopecia
  • Alopecia areata
  • Cancer
  • Hair
  • Hematology
  • Lymphoma


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