Journal of IMAB - Annual Proceeding (Scientific Papers)
Publisher: Peytchinski, Gospodin Iliev
ISSN: 1312 773X (Online)
Issue: 2014, vol. 20, issue 5
Subject Collection: Oral and Dental Medicine
Pages: 669-673
DOI: 10.5272/jimab.2014205.669
Published online: 09 December 2014

J of IMAB 2014 Oct-Dec;20(5):669-673
Atanaska DinkovaCorresponding Autor, Donka Kirova, Galina Gavasova, Martin Drangov, Dimitar L. Gospodinov.
Department of Oral surgery, Faculty of Dental Medicine, Medical University – Plovdiv, Bulgaria.

For many years the oral infection, especially periodontitis, is considered as a potential contributing factor to a variety of clinically important systemic diseases.
Alopecia areata (AA) is an autoimmune disease with unclear etiology and pathogenesis, rarely associated with dental foci. This disease has a strong psychological impact on the patient, because it presents with hair loss and can affect any hair-bearing area, but usually involves the face and scalp, where esthetic considerations play an important role in self perception.
In this article is presented a case of alopecia areata resulting from dental foci that was effectively resolved by eliminating a focalized dental infection via dental extraction.
In this sense, patients with AA should be subjected to careful exploration of the oral cavity in search of possible dental infections. Close collaboration between dentist, dermatologist, endocrinologist and other medical specialists in the interdisciplinary approach of diagnosis and treatment is needed.

Key words: Alopecia areata, Dental focus, Dental focal infection, Periodontitis,

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Dinkova A, Kirova D, Gavasova G, Drangov M, Gospodinov DL. CASE OF ALOPECIA AREATA ORIGINATED FROM DENTAL FOCUS. J of IMAB. 2014 Oct-Dec;20(5):669-673.

Correspondence to: Dr. Atanaska Dinkova, DMD; 3, Ledenuka str., 4002 Plovdiv, Bulgaria; E-mail:

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Received: 22 September 2014
Published online: 09 December 2014

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