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Year : 2021  |  Volume : 5  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 100-101

Diffused alopecia followed by severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus-2 infection

1 Department of Nursing, Indian Railway Health Services, Bikaner, Rajasthan, India
2 Department of Emergency Medicine, AIIMS, Jodhpur, Rajasthan, India
3 Department of Dermatology, Venereology and Leprosy, Dr S. N. Medical College, Jodhpur, Rajasthan, India

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Mr. Shatrughan Pareek
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DOI: 10.4103/LJMS.LJMS_109_20

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Severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-Cov-2) infection has a wide range of consequences of human body. In the literature, only a few cases with uncertain hair fall related to COVID-19 infection. In the case report, we enumerated a case of 33-year-old female with alopecia followed by SARS-Cov-2 infection. On the visit, the patient was afebrile; vitals were within normal range and breathing normally. The patient was not suffering from any stress, and her psychological status was sound. Physical examination revealed asymptomatic alopecia on the temporal region of her scalp. The scalp area was smooth, and there was no inflammation was there. The pull test outcome was positive. The patient was managed with topical lotions and biotin supplements. After 1 month, the hair fall was limited and pull test found negative. No cutaneous infection was observed on the scalp. The present case showed alopecia as a rare complication of SARS-Cov-2 infection. Early initiation of the therapy can decline the consequences of alopecia among SARS-Cov-2 patients.

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