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Year : 2016  |  Volume : 17  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 56-57

Woolly hair with trichoscopic features

Department of Dermatology, SDM College of Medical Sciences and Hospital, Sattur, Dharwad, Karnataka, India

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Kikkeri Narayanshetty Naveen
Department of Dermatology, No. 10, Skin OPD, Sri Dharmasthala Manjunatheshwara College of Medical Sciences and Hospital, Sattur, Dharwad - 580 009, Karnataka
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DOI: 10.4103/2319-7250.172460

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Woolly hair is the presence of more or less tightly coiled hair over the scalp of persons of non-African or Negroid background. A 3-year-old girl presented with woolly hair since birth. She had no other systemic abnormality. Trichoscopic examination of the scalp hairs revealed slight variation in the thickness of hair shafts, which was well visualized in an individual plucked hair. Broken hair shafts were visible. We are presenting this case due its sheer rarity and for its trichoscopy findings. Tricoscopy is better alternative than light microscopy for hair shaft abnormality as it allows visualizing multiple hairs without plucking it.

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