Dermatology Online Journal
Occipital alopecia in a young man
- Author(s): Weinhammer, Annika
- Rolnick, Kevin
- Shields, Bridget E
- Keenan, Thomas
- Bennett, Daniel
- et al.
Lipedematous alopecia is a rare, non-androgenic form of alopecia that is challenging to diagnose, often requiring clinical-pathological correlation. The condition has been reported predominantly in African-American females, but more recently has been described in a broader demographic [1,2]. We describe a rare case of a young Caucasian man with isolated lipedematous alopecia who presented with a boggy, erythematous plaque with alopecia of the occipital scalp and subcutaneous thickening with lymphocytic dermal infiltrate and decreased anagen hairs on histology.