Alopecia areata and amenorrhea: A casual observation?

G. Orecchia, L. Perfetti, H. Douville

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The case of a 30-year-old woman with alopecia areata from the age of 14 and amenorrhea from the age of 15 is reported. The alopecia, resistant to traditional therapies, has been treated with local applications of diphencyprone (a powerful allergen). The appearance of several menstrual fluxes after the applications of diphencyprone induced us to study whether the amenorrhea could have an autoimmune pathogenesis as there was a temporary response to this immunological therapy. Endocrinological and immunological examinations did not confirm the hypothesis.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationAnnali Italiani di Dermatologia Clinica e Sperimentale
Number of pages3
Publication statusPublished - 1988

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Dermatology


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