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Occipital alopecia in a young man


Lipedematous alopecia is a rare, non-androgenic form of alopecia that is challenging to diagnose, often requiring clinical-pathological correlation. The condition has been reported predominantly in African-American females, but more recently has been described in a broader demographic [1,2]. We describe a rare case of a young Caucasian man with isolated lipedematous alopecia who presented with a boggy, erythematous plaque with alopecia of the occipital scalp and subcutaneous thickening with lymphocytic dermal infiltrate and decreased anagen hairs on histology.

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