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Year : 2014  |  Volume : 6  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 77-79

A case of trichotillomania with recently defined trichoscopic findings

Department of Dermatology, Ankara Numune Research and Training Hospital, Ankara, Turkey

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Ahu Yorulmaz
Department of Dermatology, Ankara Numune Research and Training Hospital, Samanpazari, Altindag, Ankara
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/0974-7753.138597

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Trichotillomania (TTM) is an impulse control disorder characterized by repetitive behavior of hair pulling resulting in secondary alopecia. It is among the psychocutaneous diseases known to be associated with psychiatric comorbidity, social, and functional impairment. Although most of the time, an experienced dermatologist easily recognizes the key features of TTM, a history and physical examination alone might not be enough to make a definitive diagnosis. As an effective noninvasive technique for the evaluation of scalp and hair diseases, trichoscopy also has proven to be a valuable tool in the diagnosis of TTM. Currently, new trichoscopic findings of TTM have been described. Here, we report a case of TTM with recently defined trichoscopic features.

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