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Hairpin-induced alopecia: case reports and a review of the literature.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  20540414     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Traumatic hair loss is a scalp injury that can cause secondary scarring alopecia. It can result from different types of physical and chemical injury. Hair loss induced by certain hair-styling techniques has been discussed, but we describe a preceding ulcerative process. We describe 3 black adolescent girls with hairpin-induced alopecia that started with an ulcer and ended with a scar. We also review the dermatologic literature.
Edidiong Ntuen; Sarah L Stein
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Cutis     Volume:  85     ISSN:  0011-4162     ISO Abbreviation:  Cutis     Publication Date:  2010 May 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2010-06-14     Completed Date:  2010-07-22     Revised Date:  2013-09-12    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0006440     Medline TA:  Cutis     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  242-5     Citation Subset:  IM    
Wake Forest University School of Medicine, Winston-Salem, North Carolina, USA.
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MeSH Terms
African Continental Ancestry Group
Alopecia / etiology*,  pathology
Beauty Culture / instrumentation*
Granulation Tissue / pathology
Scalp / injuries

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