Alopecia universalis in a patient with common variable immunodeficiency

Kilic S. Ş., Ersoy F., Sanal O., Turkbay D., Tezcan I.

PEDIATRIC DERMATOLOGY, vol.16, no.4, pp.305-307, 1999 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 16 Issue: 4
  • Publication Date: 1999
  • Doi Number: 10.1046/j.1525-1470.1999.00080.x
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.305-307
  • Bursa Uludag University Affiliated: Yes


A 12-year-old boy with common variable immunodeficiency (CVI) who developed severe alopecia is presented. His sister also had alopecia and recurrent infections and died of lung infection at the age of 7 years. The loss of hair in both children was total; the pathology of a scalp skin biopsy specimen was typical for alopecia areata, The boy was subjected to clinical and immunologic evaluation and the results were compatible with common variable immunodeficiency.