Patient :Do I have Alopecia areata? When I was 2 my mom discovered a small triangular bald spot on the side of my head. Now I that I am 17 the bald spot has still not filled in, however has also not gotten any larger. I have never had any other bald spots nor hair loss. There are no exclamation mark hairs around the spot, and the hairs around it are firm and do not pull out easily. At the same time a few fully grown hairs grown in the spot. When I was a baby my pediatrician told my mom not to worry about it. I am hoping that I will not have to worry about more bald spots in the future. And am hoping that something else potentially caused it?
Symptoms: - Small bald spot, unchanged for 15 years
- Firm hair, does not come out
- No other bald spots
- Few small hairs in spot
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