IADVL
Indexed with PubMed and Science Citation Index (E) 
 
Users online: 11901 
     Home | Feedback | Login 
About Current Issue Archive Ahead of print Search Instructions Online Submission Subscribe What's New Contact  
  Navigate here 
  Search
 
  
 Resource links
   Similar in PUBMED
    Search Pubmed for
    Search in Google Scholar for
   Article in PDF (1,376 KB)
   Citation Manager
   Access Statistics
   Reader Comments
   Email Alert *
   Add to My List *
* Registration required (free)  

 
  In this article
   Article Figures

 Article Access Statistics
    Viewed2210    
    Printed68    
    Emailed0    
    PDF Downloaded120    
    Comments [Add]    

Recommend this journal

 


 
 Table of Contents    
IMAGES IN CLINICAL PRACTICE
Year : 2017  |  Volume : 83  |  Issue : 6  |  Page : 683

Trichorrhexis nodosa due to repetitive trivial trauma


Department of Dermatology, Lokmanya Tilak Municipal General Hospital, Sion Hospital, Mumbai, Maharashtra, India

Date of Web Publication14-Jun-2017

Correspondence Address:
Sujit J. S. Shanshanwal
Department of Dermatology, OPD 16, 2nd Floor, New OPD Building, Lokmanya Tilak Municipal General Hospital, Sion Hospital, Mumbai, Maharashtra
India
Login to access the Email id

Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


DOI: 10.4103/ijdvl.IJDVL_45_16

Rights and Permissions



How to cite this article:
Dandale AL, Shanshanwal SJ, Wankhede PR, Dhurat RS. Trichorrhexis nodosa due to repetitive trivial trauma. Indian J Dermatol Venereol Leprol 2017;83:683

How to cite this URL:
Dandale AL, Shanshanwal SJ, Wankhede PR, Dhurat RS. Trichorrhexis nodosa due to repetitive trivial trauma. Indian J Dermatol Venereol Leprol [serial online] 2017 [cited 2020 Apr 9];83:683. Available from: http://www.ijdvl.com/text.asp?2017/83/6/683/208085


Trichorrhexis nodosa is a hair shaft disorder which can be congenital or acquired. As seen in our case, repeated trivial trauma due to frequent combing can lead to the formation of trichorrhexis nodosa. Careful history taking and simple examination can avoid unnecessary tests and can diagnose this condition. Clinical examination revealed firmly attached, white nodular thickening on the distal part of the hair shaft. Trichoscopy showed glistening nodes along the length of hair shaft with whitish contours of the splitting fibers [Figure 1a]. Light microscopy showed fraying of cortical fibers giving the appearance of two paint brushes thrust together [Figure 1b].
Figure 1a: Trichoscopy showing intermittent nodes along hair shaft (Mode – non polarised hand held, magnification – 10x, make – Heine Delta 20)

Click here to view
Figure 1b: Light microscopy showing fraying of cortical fibers giving the appearance of two paint brushes thrust together (400x)

Click here to view


Financial support and sponsorship

Nil.

Conflicts of interest

There are no conflicts of interest.


    Figures

  [Figure 1a], [Figure 1b]



 

Top
Print this article  Email this article

    

Online since 15th March '04
Published by Wolters Kluwer - Medknow