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Pressure alopecia from orthodontic headgear.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  18774092     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Pressure alopecia is a form of nonscarring hair loss that occurs because of chronic pressure. This article reports the appearance of an unusual area of pressure alopecia in a patient who wore headgear. Early diagnosis of this rare pathology is fundamental to obtaining total regression of the disease; although pressure alopecia is initially nonscarring, scarring can develop over time. Orthodontists should be aware that alopecia in predisposed patients can be caused by headgear.
Rosalia Leonardi; Claudia Lombardo; Carla Loreto; Rosario Caltabiano
Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  American journal of orthodontics and dentofacial orthopedics : official publication of the American Association of Orthodontists, its constituent societies, and the American Board of Orthodontics     Volume:  134     ISSN:  1097-6752     ISO Abbreviation:  Am J Orthod Dentofacial Orthop     Publication Date:  2008 Sep 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2008-09-08     Completed Date:  2008-09-23     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8610224     Medline TA:  Am J Orthod Dentofacial Orthop     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  456-8     Citation Subset:  D; IM    
Professor and director of Post-Graduate School, Department of Orthodontics, University of Catania, Catania, Italy.
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MeSH Terms
Alopecia / etiology*
Extraoral Traction Appliances / adverse effects*
Malocclusion, Angle Class II / therapy
Pressure / adverse effects

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