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Three-month-old infant with band-like hair loss on the occiput
  1. Vijay Zawar,
  2. Snehal Daga,
  3. Manoj Pawar,
  4. Shrikant Kumavat
  1. Department of Dermatology, Dr VP Medical College, Hospital and Research Centre, Nashik, India
  1. Correspondence to Dr Snehal Daga, Department of Dermatology, Dr.V.P Medical College, Hospital & Research Centre, Nashik, 422003, India; dagasnehal15{at}

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A 3-month-old male infant born by full-term, uneventful, normal vaginal delivery had progressive linear hair loss measuring 1–2 cm wide on the occiput for 1 month (figure 1). Hair pull test was positive, while trichoscopy showed reduced hair density, preserved follicular ostia and presence of telogen hairs. There was complete reversal of …

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