Dermoscopic Findings of Scalp Aplasia Cutis Congenita

Leandro Damiani, Fernanda Musa Aguiar, Mariana Vale Scribel Da Silva, Mariya Miteva, Giselle Martins Pinto

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Abstract

Aplasia cutis congenita (ACC) is a rare disease characterized by congenital absence of skin, affecting preferentially the scalp. Diagnosis is made clinically; however, recent studies have shown that dermoscopy can be a useful tool for the diagnosis and differentiation from sebaceous nevus. The clinical findings include a shiny atrophic alopecic patch associated with dermoscopic findings of absent follicular openings, thicker vessels and a distinct collar hypertrichosis. We report 2 cases of alopecia presenting from birth. At dermoscopy, the absence of follicular openings and the increase in the caliber of vessels led us to establish the diagnosis of ACC.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)177-179
Number of pages3
JournalSkin Appendage Disorders
Volume2
Issue number3-4
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2016
Externally publishedYes

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Ectodermal Dysplasia
Scalp
Dermoscopy
Hypertrichosis
Nevus
Alopecia
Rare Diseases
Parturition
Skin

Keywords

  • Alopecia
  • Aplasia cutis
  • Scalp diseases

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Dermatology

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Damiani, L., Aguiar, F. M., Da Silva, M. V. S., Miteva, M., & Pinto, G. M. (2016). Dermoscopic Findings of Scalp Aplasia Cutis Congenita. Skin Appendage Disorders, 2(3-4), 177-179. https://doi.org/10.1159/000453041

Dermoscopic Findings of Scalp Aplasia Cutis Congenita. / Damiani, Leandro; Aguiar, Fernanda Musa; Da Silva, Mariana Vale Scribel; Miteva, Mariya; Pinto, Giselle Martins.

In: Skin Appendage Disorders, Vol. 2, No. 3-4, 01.01.2016, p. 177-179.

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Damiani, L, Aguiar, FM, Da Silva, MVS, Miteva, M & Pinto, GM 2016, 'Dermoscopic Findings of Scalp Aplasia Cutis Congenita', Skin Appendage Disorders, vol. 2, no. 3-4, pp. 177-179. https://doi.org/10.1159/000453041
Damiani, Leandro ; Aguiar, Fernanda Musa ; Da Silva, Mariana Vale Scribel ; Miteva, Mariya ; Pinto, Giselle Martins. / Dermoscopic Findings of Scalp Aplasia Cutis Congenita. In: Skin Appendage Disorders. 2016 ; Vol. 2, No. 3-4. pp. 177-179.
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