Halo scalp ring: an undiagnosed neonatal scalp alopecia

Authors

  • Monika Kulhari Department of Dermatology, F. H. Medical College and Hospital, Agra, Uttar Pradesh, India
  • Prateek Pathak Department of Dermatology, F. H. Medical College and Hospital, Agra, Uttar Pradesh, India
  • P. K. Singh Department of Dermatology, F. H. Medical College and Hospital, Agra, Uttar Pradesh, India

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.18203/issn.2455-4529.IntJResDermatol20233880

Keywords:

Halo scalp ring, Infantile alopecia, Caput succedaneum

Abstract

Halo scalp ring is a rare less frequently diagnosed non scarring alopecia seen in neonatal period. Although a few cases can land up in scarring alopecia if necrosis and deep inflammation due to Caput Succedeneum supervenes. It is imperative to diagnose the condition as various forms of alopecias in infants can lead to psychological disturbance among parents. Herein we report a case of Halo Scalp Ring alopecia so as to keep in mind this condition so that unnecessary investigations of the child can be avoided and in case scarring occurs the child can be referred on time to a plastic surgeon for hair restoration surgeries.

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Published

2023-12-22