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A healthy 15-year-old girl presented with a 4-year history of a linear patch of alopecia and a sunken-in appearance of the left side of the face. Physical examination showed a 6.0×1.5 cm hypopigmented, atrophic, hairless patch extending longitudinally from the forehead into the left frontal scalp and significant atrophy of the left temple and cheek (figure 1). Laboratory investigations, including antinuclear and antidouble-stranded DNA antibodies, were unremarkable. MRI of the brain revealed no abnormality. She was diagnosed with …
Contributors BB has examined the patient records to analyse and interpret data. He has drafted the manuscript and approved the final version of the manuscript. SC has acquired the data and approved the final version of the manuscript.
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Competing interests None declared.
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