TITLE

Hair Loss at a Very Young Age

AUTHOR(S)
Monroe, Joe R.
PUB. DATE
January 2014
SOURCE
Clinician Reviews;Jan2014, Vol. 24 Issue 1, p9
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Case Study
ABSTRACT
The article presents a case study of a 10-year-old boy who was referred to dermatology with a four-month history of hair loss. He was diagnosed with trichotillomania (TT), which literally means "hair-pulling madness," but actually refers to patients habitually manipulating hair by twirling and tugging, rendering it more susceptible to everyday wear and tear. It describes why treatment of TT is problematic, with no known effective medications and usually resolves on its own.
ACCESSION #
94249452

 

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