John Libbey Eurotext

European Journal of Dermatology


Psoriasis and alopecia areata in a Down syndrome patient: a Renbök phenomenon Volume 27, numéro 3, May-June 2017


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1 Unit of Dermatology,
Oasi Institute for Research on Mental Retardation and Brain Aging (IRCCS),
94018 - Troina (EN),
2 Department of Dermatology,
Freiburg University Medical Center,
Freiburg, Germany

Alopecia areata (AA) develops rather often in individuals with Down syndrome (DS), whereas psoriasis appears to occur less frequently in this cytogenetic disorder [1-3]. We report an adult man with DS and severe AA of the scalp, showing conspicuous hair growth limited to plaques of active psoriasis.A 30-year-old man with DS was referred to us for evaluation of skin problems. Physical examination showed widespread AA, which had started at the age of 15 years. Remarkably, long and healthy scalp hair [...]