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A 25-year-old woman comes to her primary care physician's office because of hair loss over the past two weeks. She has type I diabetes mellitus which is controlled with an insulin pump. She reports that her hairdresser noticed a "bald spot" on her scalp when she had her hair cut two weeks ago. Physical examination shows a well-circumscribed oval patch of hair loss in the occipital region with no evidence of scarring. The surrounding hair around the periphery is broken. Which of the following is the most likely diagnosis?