International Journal of Trichology

CASE REPORT
Year
: 2014  |  Volume : 6  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 83--84

Recurrent hair loss resulting from generalized proximal trichorrhexis nodosa in a Nigerian female


Adebola Ogunbiyi1, Olabiyi Ogun2, Nkechi Enechukwu1 
1 Department of Medicine, University of Ibadan, Ibadan, Oyo, Nigeria
2 Department of Pathology, College of Medicine, University of Ibadan, Ibadan, Oyo, Nigeria

Correspondence Address:
Adebola Ogunbiyi
Department of Medicine, College of Medicine, University of Ibadan, Ibadan, Oyo
Nigeria

Hair and scalp disorders commonly seen in the African female have been associated with hair care practices. Distal trichorrhexis nodosa (TN) has been commonly reported with various forms of trauma to the hair from hair grooming practices. We report the case of recurrent generalized hair loss resulting from proximal TN in a 28-year-old Nigerian female with atopy. The use of chemical relaxers precipitated each episode of hair loss. Generalized proximal TN has been reported in those of afro Caribbean descent. The acute nature and extent of the hair loss suggest there may be some underlying structural defect in such individuals.


How to cite this article:
Ogunbiyi A, Ogun O, Enechukwu N. Recurrent hair loss resulting from generalized proximal trichorrhexis nodosa in a Nigerian female.Int J Trichol 2014;6:83-84


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Ogunbiyi A, Ogun O, Enechukwu N. Recurrent hair loss resulting from generalized proximal trichorrhexis nodosa in a Nigerian female. Int J Trichol [serial online] 2014 [cited 2022 May 28 ];6:83-84
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