Alopecia areata (AA) and immune thrombocytopenia (ITP) are autoimmune conditions occasionally encountered by pediatricians, but their simultaneous occurrence is rare. We describe here a 7-year-old female who acutely developed both AA and ITP. Within 3 months both conditions resolved spontaneously, suggesting a pathophysiologic relationship.
- Alopecia areata
- Immune thrombocytopenic purpura
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health