Case Report

Etiologic Factors in Traction Alopecia

Authors: CHARLES M. AARONSON M.D.

Abstract

Alopecia from hair-pulling may be a psychiatric manifestation and difficult of management. Continued traction by tight braiding and the use of curlers, as well as certain modes of processing the hair, as used by women, can produce alopecia which is reversed quite promptly when the trauma ceases.

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