A Clinical Atlas of 101 Common Skin Diseases

Clinical Case Challenge

What is your diagnosis?
Misha Rosenbach, MD
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Contributed by Misha Rosenbach, MD

A 42-year-old female patient presents for diffuse hair thinning. She is overall healthy with no chronic medical problems, although she was hospitalized with pneumonia four months previously. She reports a normal diet, takes a multivitamin daily, and is up-to-date with her primary care, including age-appropriate malignancy screening, vaccinations, and lab testing.

  • Her skin exam is otherwise unremarkable, with normal nails and body hair.
  • On exam the patient has diffuse thinning of the hair over her scalp. Hair pull test is negative. There are no exclamation point hairs. She has no signs of hirsutism or virilization.
What is your diagnosis?