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Scalp, Hair and Nails

Picture of Alopecia Areata (Nails)

Picture of Alopecia Areata (Nails)

Alopecia areata can affect the nails causing pitting, splitting, and other changes. The surface of the nail may appear rough or have lines or white spots. Sometimes nail changes may be the first manifestation of alopecia. One or more nails may be affected.

Color Atlas & Synopsis of Pediatric Dermatology Kay Shou-Mei Kane, Jen Bissonette Ryder, Richard Allen Johnson, Howard P. Baden, Alexander Stratigos Copyright 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies. All rights reserved.

Text Reference: "Alopecia areata: Signs and symptoms." American Academy of Dermatology.