NEONATAL OCCIPITAL ALOPECIA

By Gary M. White, MD

Neonatal occipital alopecia

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.

Clinical

Alopecia of the occiput of infants at 2∼3 months after birth is characteristic.

Treatment

No treatment is needed.

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