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Telogen-pattern hair loss as a presenting symptom of GAPO syndrome

2nd International Conference on Pathology and Surgical Pathology
July 05-06, 2019 | Paris, France

Burhan Ahmed and Sami Girtli

Clinique Dermatologie, Pakistan Harvard University, USA

Posters & Accepted Abstracts : J Clin Path Lab Med


GAPO syndrome is the acronym for Growth retardation, Alopecia, Pseudoanodontia and Optic atrophy. In children, androgenetic alopecia is rarer and its prevalence is not well known. I present to the audience a unique case of GAPO syndrome that presented to us with androgenetic pattern alopecia starting as early as two years of age and progressing within a year to Hamilton–Norwood type VII. I will explore the possible other reasons for such condition and importance of including GAPO syndrome as a differential in diagnosis when a dermatologist, pediatrician or plastic surgeons gets a case like this.


Burhan Ahmed, MD, MACP, MSc is currently a consultant dermatologist at Clinique Dermatologie in Pakistan and editor-in-chief at Medicalopedia. org. He completed his residency from Michigan State University in 2015 and masters in dermatology from University of South Wales, UK in 2018. 

E-mail: [email protected]

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