A 10-year-old girl is experiencing thinning hair along her frontal and temporal scalp. During the girl’s annual physical, the girl’s mother told the doctor that the thinning hair looked progressively worse ― patchier as if the girl were losing her hair. The child didn’t have any lesions or scarring visible on her scalp.
What’s your diagnosis?
A. Alopecia areata
C. Traction alopecia
D. Tinea capitis
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