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Revista argentina de dermatología

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PEREZ-ELIZONDO, AD  and  ACHENBACH, RE. Traction alopecia: Identification of a reason in a dermatology routine consult. Rev. argent. dermatol. [online]. 2016, vol.97, n.2, pp.5-8. ISSN 1851-300X.

Traction alopecia is more common in school-age girls and young women, conditioned by the cultural habit of collecting hair so that it exerts a strong tensile action on the scalp skin. In early stages it is reversible, and in later stages cause permanent scarring alopecia. Modern hairstyles are characteristic stress and pull the hair causing areas of alopecia from an early age.

Keywords : Traction alopecia; Alopecia; Cicatrizal alopecia.

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