Hair loss and “dirty ears” – Musings of a NYC dermatologist

The woman pictured above came in complaining of hair loss in a spot over a six-month period.  A biopsy confirmed a diagnosis of discoid lupus erythematous–an autoimmune disease.  The diagnosis could have been made six years earlier, however, if the patient had realized that her hair dye was not the cause of the discoloration in …

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