Alopecia neoplastica L65.8

Author: Prof. Dr. med. Peter Altmeyer

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Last updated on: 29.10.2020

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Definition
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Circumscribed alopecia in malignant tumours or metastases.

Occurrence/Epidemiology
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Rarely. Skin metastases occur in 3-5% of patients with metastatic tumors.

Etiopathogenesis
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Last updated on: 29.10.2020