International Journal of Trichology

CASE REPORT
Year
: 2014  |  Volume : 6  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 77--79

A case of trichotillomania with recently defined trichoscopic findings


Ahu Yorulmaz, Ferda Artuz, Orkun Erden 
 Department of Dermatology, Ankara Numune Research and Training Hospital, Ankara, Turkey

Correspondence Address:
Ahu Yorulmaz
Department of Dermatology, Ankara Numune Research and Training Hospital, Samanpazari, Altindag, Ankara
Turkey

Trichotillomania (TTM) is an impulse control disorder characterized by repetitive behavior of hair pulling resulting in secondary alopecia. It is among the psychocutaneous diseases known to be associated with psychiatric comorbidity, social, and functional impairment. Although most of the time, an experienced dermatologist easily recognizes the key features of TTM, a history and physical examination alone might not be enough to make a definitive diagnosis. As an effective noninvasive technique for the evaluation of scalp and hair diseases, trichoscopy also has proven to be a valuable tool in the diagnosis of TTM. Currently, new trichoscopic findings of TTM have been described. Here, we report a case of TTM with recently defined trichoscopic features.


How to cite this article:
Yorulmaz A, Artuz F, Erden O. A case of trichotillomania with recently defined trichoscopic findings.Int J Trichol 2014;6:77-79


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Yorulmaz A, Artuz F, Erden O. A case of trichotillomania with recently defined trichoscopic findings. Int J Trichol [serial online] 2014 [cited 2022 May 21 ];6:77-79
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