Traction alopecia

traction alopecia

circumscribed or diffuse loss of hair resulting from repetitive traction on the hair by pulling or twisting; also occurs after excessive application of hair softeners such as permanent wave solutions or hot combs. Alopecia marginalis is a form of traction alopecia.

Synonym: traumatic alopecia.

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