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Year : 1990  |  Volume : 56  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 141--142

Plica neuropathica causing traction alopecia


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A middle aged woman developed matting of the hairs of the scalp following use of a home made shampoo that contained leaves of Hibiscus rosasiensis. The entangled and matted hair mass in the occipital region pulled hairs of the vertex region of the scalp, resulting in a patch of traction alopecia. Release of tension on the hairs by cutting them with scissors prevented further extension of alopecia.






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