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November 1973

Traction Alopecia in Nurses

Author Affiliations


From the Department of Dermatology, Harvard Medical School, Beth Israel Hospital, Boston.

Arch Dermatol. 1973;108(5):694-695. doi:10.1001/archderm.1973.01620260042015

A patient had symmetrical localized alopecia of the scalp caused by traction exerted on hair shafts at the two points of attachment of her nurse's cap.