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Journal:   JOURNAL OF MEDICAL RESEARCH (JMR)   Spring 2004 , Volume 2 , Number 3; Page(s) 71 To 74.
 
Paper: 

CIRCUMSCRIBED SCALP HAIR LOSS INDUCED BY ANTS: REPORT OF A CASE

 
 
Author(s):  SODAIFI M.*, AGHAEI SH.
 
* Department of Dermatology, Shahid Faghihi Hospital, Shiraz, Iran
 
Abstract: 

A 32-year-old woman presented with abrupt localized scalp hair loss since one day before referral. The patient’s nails, skin and mucosa were normal. On the scalp a round-shaped, localized hairless patch was seen over the vertex. The hairs were broken at approximately equal lengths. Several red sting points were seen over the area, but no scales, twisted hairs or "exclamation mark" hairs were detected. In a closer examination of the hair, several ants were observed which were diagnosed to be of the Pheidole species. This case is one of the several cases who has referred to our department with the complaint of localized hair loss induced by ants, and to our knowledge this is the third documented case.

 
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