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Histologic Diagnosis of Inflammatory Skin Diseases

Traction alopecia

…ieve particular hair styles, such as pony tails, braids, and cornrows. Comment Traction alopecia should not be confused with trichotillomania, the two conditions being wholly different from one another in nearly all respects. Trichotillomania

Resolving Quandaries in Dermatology, Pathology & Dermatopathology

Psychocutaneous Disorders?

…olved.” Koblenzer CS. What is psychocutaneous disease? Int J Dermatol 1990; 29:105-6. “Delusions of parasitosis, trichotillomania, neurotic excoriations, and factitial dermatitis are all primary psychiatric disorders. The primary…

Differential Diagnosis in Dermatopathology

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…orneum on palms and soles. Changes of hyperkeratotic lichen simplex chronicus appear sometimes on the scalp of patients with trichotillomania, in addition to the stereotypical features of trichotillomania already described, a result of the same…

Differential Diagnosis in Dermatopathology

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…rs were straightened, which often is the center of the scalp as well as the front of it. Changes histopathologic observed in trichotillomania and traction alopecia reflect the mode by which hairs come to be lost. Because hairs in trichotillomania

Histologic Diagnosis of Inflammatory Skin Diseases

Alopecia areata, totalis, universalis

…specimen being in the same stage of devolution is a clue to alopecia areata, the exception being alopecia in a patient with trichotillomania, the hairs in that patient having been plucked as well as twisted. As a rule, patients with…

Histologic Diagnosis of Inflammatory Skin Diseases

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…trail follicles in catagen, a diagnosis of alopecia areata can be rendered nonetheless. The differential diagnosis includes trichotillomania, but in the absence of signs of trichomalacia, that diagnosis is mere supposition. 10.3.8A: Section of a…

Histologic Diagnosis of Inflammatory Skin Diseases

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…s an inflammatory disease; it exhibits lichenoid peri-infundibulitis and perifolliculitis “early” in its course; trichotillomania, by contrast, is not an inflammatory disease. 10.108.2A: Section of a biopsy specimen from a scalp +…

Resolving Quandaries in Dermatology, Pathology & Dermatopathology

Anagen Effluvium?

…ocrine disorders Surgical operations, anesthesia Infectious diseases Febrile illness Trauma, accidental or deliberate, as in trichotillomania Psychic stress Overprocessing in styling Anticoagulant drugs Prolonged pressure on scalp Traction Tumor or…