J Dermatolog Treat 2016 Oct 28:1-5. Epub 2016 Oct 28.
b Department of Dermatology , Johns Hopkins School of Medicine , Baltimore , MD , USA.
Acquired trichorrhexis nodosa (TN) is a common cause of hair loss for patients of all ethnicities. It is especially prevalent in black patients with tightly curled hair types and can present unique diagnostic and therapeutic challenges due to structural differences in these hair types and the combination of various hair care and styling practices that contribute to hair damage. While scalp biopsies can help rule out other etiologies of hair loss, there is a paucity of histologic findings in acquired TN, making this primarily a clinical diagnosis. Read More