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January 1932

ACQUIRED PROGRESSIVE KINKING OF THE SCALP HAIR ACCOMPANIED BY CHANGES IN ITS PIGMENTATIONCORRELATION OF AN UNIDENTIFIED GROUP OF CASES PRESENTING CIRCUMSCRIBED AREAS OF KINKY HAIR

Arch Derm Syphilol. 1932;25(1):99-110. doi:10.1001/archderm.1932.01450020107011
Abstract

This report deals with an anomaly of hair growth and hair color, which apparently is unique in medical literature.

The patient was a man aged 21, who complained that his light brown, straight and exceptionally vigorous head of hair had begun to undergo a change about two years before he consulted us, with the result that the frontal, temporal and parietal portions of his scalp hair had become "woolly and kinky" and had changed in color—from light brown to black. This curious change in physical character and color was progressive and rather rapidly advancing, in that an extension of the process took place while the man was under our observation.

REPORT OF A CASE

History.—Emanuel S., aged 21, unmarried, born in the United States of Russian Jewish parentage, applied for advice at the skin clinic of the outpatient department of the New York Post-Graduate Medical School in November,

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