NEONATAL OCCIPITAL ALOPECIA
By Gary M. White, MD
Neonatal occipital alopecia (NOA) seems to be a physiologic condition, representing the synchronized shedding of telogen hairs initiated in utero [Ann Dermatol 23(3) 288∼292, 2011] and not from friction.
Alopecia of the occiput of infants at 2∼3 months after birth is characteristic.
No treatment is needed.
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