International Journal of Trichology

REVIEW ARTICLE
Year
: 2016  |  Volume : 8  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 1--4

Bird's nest view from a dermatologist's eye


Sethi Anisha1, Kaur Sukhjot1, Gupta Kumar Sunil1, Puri Sandeep2 
1 Department of Skin and S.T.D and Dayanand Medical College and Hospital, Ludhiana, Punjab, India
2 Department of Medicine, Dayanand Medical College and Hospital, Ludhiana, Punjab, India

Correspondence Address:
Sethi Anisha
Department of Skin and S.T.D, DMCH, Ludhiana, Punjab
India

Plica neuropathica also known as “birds nest” is irreversible matting of hair seen in otherwise healthy individuals and is usually associated with use of ionic/herbal soaps, shampoos, parasitic infestations, psychiatric alterations, or neglect. Anagen effluvium is a known side effect of many immunosuppressive drugs. Rarely matting of hair has been reported following azathioprine. We report plica neuropathica in two chronically ill patients on immunosuppressive drugs, that is, azathioprine and methotrexate along with a review of literature of its etiological factors and pathogenesis.


How to cite this article:
Anisha S, Sukhjot K, Sunil GK, Sandeep P. Bird's nest view from a dermatologist's eye.Int J Trichol 2016;8:1-4


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Anisha S, Sukhjot K, Sunil GK, Sandeep P. Bird's nest view from a dermatologist's eye. Int J Trichol [serial online] 2016 [cited 2020 Apr 9 ];8:1-4
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