Search Results for: trichotillomania

A Clinical Atlas of 101 Common Skin Diseases

Alopecias

Loss of hair attributable either to the effects of inflammatory cells on follicles or to physiological or mechanical factors in which inflammatory cells play no role. Although the scalp is the site most often affected, any region of the skin that be…

Therapeutic Strategies in Dermatology

Alopecia: Initial Evaluation

Initial Evaluation Differential diagnosis Alopecia areata Androgenetic alopecia Traction alopecia Trichotillomania Anagen effluvium…

Therapeutic Strategies in Dermatology

Superficial Fungal Infections: Therapy: Tinea capitis

…rmatitis, psoriasis For pronounced alopecia: alopecia areata, trichotillomania, secondary syphilis, pseudopelade Inflammatory tinea capitis must differentiated from bacterial infections, folliculitis decalvans, perifolliculitis capitis abscedens Diff…

Therapeutic Strategies in Dermatology

Alopecia: Clinical Cases

…hair, especially the eyelashes, when stressed; a diagnosis of trichotillomania is highly likely Reassurance is given; the hair growth is likely fully reversible; a long discussion regarding strategies to modify hair-pulling triggered by stressors; pa…

Therapeutic Strategies in Dermatology

Alopecia: Key Points

…shaft, damaged hair matrix Spontaneous recovery over 6 months Trichotillomania Asymmetric, jagged, or scattered areas of inconsistent hair loss; eyelid margins are common site of involvement Due to patient pulling out hair Broken hairs, hair casts (t…

Histologic Diagnosis of Inflammatory Skin Diseases

Trichotillomania

Trichotillomania Presentation stereotypical Age and sex Young girls usually Distribution of lesions Scalp in patchy asymmetrical fashion Individual lesions Patchy hair loss with shafts of different lengths, many of them very short Course For as long…

Differential Diagnosis in Dermatopathology

Alopecia areata vs. Trichotillomania

Loss of hair attributable either to the effects of inflammatory cells on follicles or to physiological or mechanical factors in which inflammatory cells play no role. Although the scalp is the site most often affected, any region of the skin that be…

Differential Diagnosis in Dermatopathology

Trichotillomania (developed fully) vs. Traction alopecia (end stage)

Loss of hair attributable either to the effects of inflammatory cells on follicles or to physiological or mechanical factors in which inflammatory cells play no role. Although the scalp is the site most often affected, any region of the skin that be…

Histologic Diagnosis of Inflammatory Skin Diseases

Trichotillomania

Loss of hair attributable either to the effects of inflammatory cells on follicles or to physiological or mechanical factors in which inflammatory cells play no role. Although the scalp is the site most often affected, any region of the skin that be…

Histologic Diagnosis of Inflammatory Skin Diseases

Images

…in a pleated hair shaft (trichomalacia) in an infundibulum = Trichotillomania  Alterations in the hair pictured are known colloquially as trichomalacia, but the changes do not result from softening of hair, but rather from twisting a shaft back and…