Author(s): Hantash BM, Schwartz RA
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Abstract Traction alopecia is traumatic hair loss secondary to the application of tensile forces to scalp hair. This condition can be classified as marginal or nonmarginal. In either case, the induced trauma, often the result of cultural, social, and cosmetic practices, is unintentional. Initially, hair loss is reversible; however, permanent alopecia may result from chronic traction.
This article was published in Cutis
and referenced in Journal of Clinical & Experimental Dermatology Research