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January 1973


Author Affiliations

USA; USA, San Francisco

From the Dermatology Service, Department of Medicine, Letterman General Hospital, and the Dermatology Research Division, Letterman Army Institute of Research, Presidio of San Francisco.

Arch Dermatol. 1973;107(1):77-79. doi:10.1001/archderm.1973.01620160049014

Trichonodosis (knotted hair) was readily found in 36 of 134 normal subjects with various lengths and types of scalp hair. Knotting is an intriguing entity of common occurrence in subjects with long, kinky hair and occasionally may, in some patients, contribute to hair loss or obscure breakage.

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