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March 2013

Hair-Shaft Abnormality in a 7-Year-Old Girl—Diagnosis

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SECTION EDITOR: MARY S. STONE, MD; ASSISTANT SECTION EDITORS: SOON BAHRAMI, MD; CARRIE ANN R. CUSACK, MD; MOLLY A. HINSHAW, MD; ARNI K. KRISTJANSSON, MD; LORI D. PROK, MD

JAMA Dermatol. 2013;149(3):358-363. doi:10.1001/archderm.149.3.358-e

Light microscopy analysis of the longitudinal embedded hair (Figure 2) shows the fragility of the hair shaft, as individual cortical cells appear with their fragments splayed out resembling 2 brushes with their ends pushed together (original magnification ×40).1

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