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A study of clinical profile of Alopecia areata in a tertiary care hospital in Western Odisha

Journal: International Archives of Integrated Medicine (IAIM) (Vol.4, No. 5)

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Page : 26-30

Keywords : Alopecia areata; Alopecia totalis; Alopecia universalis; Nail Involvement; Atopy; Western Odisha.;

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This study was an attempt on the part of the author to find out the incidence and various clinico-epidemiological characteristics of AA in VSS medical College, Burla, Western Odisha. The study was carried on 70 Patients of AA attending the OPD, out of which 88% of the cases were of AA classical type (Patchy). The age group of 21-30 years showed maximum prevalence of AA (43%). 57% of the patients showed lesions on scalp, out of which 62.5% showed multiple lesions with a male dominance of 70%. Most of the patients had oval lesions (54%). Nail involvement was seen in 10% of cases with the pitting of nails being the commonest pattern. Atopy was the most common condition associated with AA. 10 % of the patients reported with family history of AA.

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