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Ant-Induced Alopecia: A Case Report and Literature Review

Mohammed Reza Namazi, MD; Joseph L. Jorizzo, MD
Arch Dermatol. 2008;144(11):1526-1527. doi:10.1001/archderm.144.11.1526.
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Radmanesh  MMousavipour  M Alopecia induced by ants. Trans R Soc Trop Med Hyg 1999;93 (4) 427
PubMed Link to Article[[XSLOpenURL/10.1016/S0035-9203(99)90145-1]]
Shamsadini  S Localized scalp hair shedding caused by Pheidole ants and overview of similar case reports. Dermatol Online J 2003;9 (3) 12
Mortazavi  MMansouri  P Ant-induced alopecia: report of 2 cases and review of the literature. Dermatol Online J 2004;10 (1) 19
Aghaei  SSodaifi  M Circumscribed scalp hair loss following multiple hair-cutter ant invasion. Dermatol Online J 2004;10 (2) 14
Kapdağli  SSeckin  DBaba  MFaruk Ozgur  A Localized hair breakage caused by ants. Pediatr Dermatol 2006;23 (5) 519- 520
PubMed Link to Article[[XSLOpenURL/10.1111/pde.2006.23.issue-5]]
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Figure 1.

Ant-induced alopecia. The hairs are cut at approximately equal lengths and have sharp ends. Small erythematous macules, interpreted as bite spots, are present.

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The plastic bag containing the cut hairs and ants brought by the patient.

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