Alopecia areata and trichotillomania as anxiety repercus-sions in a child

Emilly Neves-Souza, Universidade Federal do Espírito Santo (UFES), Vitória, Brasil Raissa Marques-Galuppo, Faculdade Multivix. Vitória, Brasil Palloma Brandão-Grijó, Faculdade Multivix. Vitória, Brasil

Alopecia areata (AA) is a non-scarring alopecia due to an immune-mediated damage to the hair follicles. Trichotillomania (TT) is a psychodermatologic disorder characterized by repetitive hair removal. AA and TT are common causes of hair loss in children and can be triggered by anxiety and distressful events. The simultaneous onset of AA and TT in children is rarely reported in the literature. We describe the case of a 9-year-old male child with a 3-month history of hair loss. The clinical history associated with a detailed trichoscopy led to the diagnosis of concomitant AA and TT.