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CASE REPORT
Year : 2011  |  Volume : 3  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 34-37

Localised acquired trichorrhexis nodosa of the scalp hair induced by a specific comb and combing habit - A report of three cases


Department of Dermatology, Baby Memorial Hospital, Calicut, Kerala, India

Correspondence Address:
Abhay Mani Martin
Consultant Dermatologist, Baby Memorial Hospital, Calicut - 673 004, Kerala
India
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DOI: 10.4103/0974-7753.82138

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Trichorrhexis nodosa is a hair shaft disorder often encountered in clinical practice. Acquired trichorrhexis is commoner of the two types and is most often due to weathering from physical or chemical causes. We report three representative cases of localized acquired trichorrhexis encountered in our clinic attributable to a specific comb, used commonly in Kerala, a Southern state of India.


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