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What would cause a bald spot to appear on a nine-year old

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What would cause a bald spot to appear on a nine-year old boy's head? We found quite a bit of hair next to his bed this morning and he has a quarter-sized bald spot on his head today that he did not have yesterday.
Submitted: 9 years ago.
Category: Pediatrics
Expert:  tuvia breuer replied 9 years ago.


My name is***** and I am a physician who practices in New york. From your description, it sounds that your son has Alopecia Areata. There is no treatment indicated as the hair grows back. If your son has itchiness as well, then another diagnoses would be considered and treatment would then be indicated. But since this is his only symptoms, no treatment is indicated.

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Dr. Breuer

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