International Journal of Trichology

CASE REPORT
Year
: 2011  |  Volume : 3  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 118--120

Bubble hair and other acquired hair shaft anomalies due to hot ironing on wet hair


AS Savitha, S Sacchidanand, TN Revathy 
 Departments of Dermatology, STD and Leprosy, Bangalore Medical College and Research Institute, Bangalore, Karnataka, India

Correspondence Address:
A S Savitha
Department of Dermatology, STD and Leprosy, Bangalore Medical College and Research Institute, Victoria Hospital, Fort, Bangalore - 560 002, Karnataka
India

Bubble hair is an acquired hair shaft abnormality characterized by multiple airfilled spaces within the hair shaft. It is a result of thermal injury. We report a classic case of 22-year-old female who complained of dry brittle hair of two-week duration. Patient had used hot iron on wet hair twice to straighten hair. Hair microscopy was diagnostic and showed multiple air-filled spaces within the hair shaft.


How to cite this article:
Savitha A S, Sacchidanand S, Revathy T N. Bubble hair and other acquired hair shaft anomalies due to hot ironing on wet hair.Int J Trichol 2011;3:118-120


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Savitha A S, Sacchidanand S, Revathy T N. Bubble hair and other acquired hair shaft anomalies due to hot ironing on wet hair. Int J Trichol [serial online] 2011 [cited 2021 Mar 7 ];3:118-120
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