Skin Appendage Disord 2015 Sep 2;1(2):105-9. Epub 2015 Sep 2.
Department of Dermatology and Cutaneous Surgery, University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, Miami, Fla., USA.
: 'Flame hairs' is a trichoscopic feature described as hair residue from pulling anagen hairs in trichotillomania.Objective
: To detect whether flame hairs are present in other hair loss disorders.Methods
: We retrospectively, independently and blindly reviewed the trichoscopic images of 454 consecutive patients with alopecia areata (99 cases), trichotillomania (n = 20), acute chemotherapy-induced alopecia (n = 6), acute radiotherapy-induced alopecia (n = 2), tinea capitis (n = 13), lichen planopilaris (n = 33), frontal fibrosing alopecia (n = 60), discoid lupus erythematosus (n = 30), dissecting cellulitis (n = 11), central centrifugal cicatricial alopecia (n = 94) and traction alopecia (n = 86) for the presence of flame hairs. Read More