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October 1950

MULTIPLE SIMULTANEOUS ANOMALIES OF THE HAIR: Report of a Case Exhibiting Trichorrhexis Nodosa, Pili Annulati and Trichostasis Spinulosa

AMA Arch Derm Syphilol. 1950;62(4):510-514. doi:10.1001/archderm.1950.01530170036004

SOME ANOMALIES of the extruded portions of hair shafts are not easily recognized. Abnormalities of hair development and growth are in general not too well understood. For these reasons and because most hair conditions of the kinds herein described are of minor fundamental importance, they are rather infrequently reported. However, the simultaneous occurrence of three distinct abnormalities of the hair in the same patient is odd enough to warrant reporting. In addition, some clinical observations and certain anamnestic data of this case merit discussion because they are etiologically suggestive and otherwise interesting.


N. T., a housewife aged 39 years, complained of a brittleness of the scalp hair of six months' duration which had resulted in the appearance of her having a very poorly designed and unkempt crew cut. This was said to be the third episode of the same condition. The first one had occurred about 30 years ago (at age 9) in conjunction

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