Dermatology Oasis

Editor: Dr. Nameer Al-Sudany (IRAQ)

Trichotillomania

Trichotillomania

A teenager girl presented with non-cicatricial alopecia involving large area of the scalp of 4 months duration. The patient’s mother hadn’t noticed a habit of hair pulling by her daughter while the patient her self admitted positive habit specially under psychological tension. The diagnostic feature on examination was that the hairs were cut at different levels of the scalp surface.

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