Case Report

Alopecia Universalis in a Girl with Down’s Syndrome

  • Sumit Sen
  • Debabrata Bandyopadhyay
  • Gobindo Chatterjee
  • Gautam Saha

J Turk Acad Dermatol 2011;5(4):0-0


Alopecia areata, an autoimmune disease of hair follicles is often associated with Down’s syndrome. Alopecia universalis is complete loss of scalp and body hair and response to treatment is poor. We report a case of alopecia universalis in a girl with Down’s syndrome showing excellent response to oral corticosteroid.

Keywords: Alopecia universalis, clinodactyly, oral prednisolone, chromosomal analysis