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Figure 1: (a) Patchy area of hair loss on the scalp, with several short broken hairs of varying lengths; (b) Dermoscopy of the scalp lesion demonstrating short hairs with trichoptilosis, broken hair (different lengths) and black dots; (c-d) Low (c) and high (d) magnification histopathology of the scalp lesion demonstrating the presence of trichomalacia with irregularly shaped hair follicles (arrows, c) and melanin pigment casts (arrows, d)

Figure 1: (a) Patchy area of hair loss on the scalp, with several short broken hairs of varying lengths; (b) Dermoscopy of the scalp lesion demonstrating short hairs with trichoptilosis, broken hair (different lengths) and black dots; (c-d) Low (c) and high (d) magnification histopathology of the scalp lesion demonstrating the presence of trichomalacia with irregularly shaped hair follicles (arrows, c) and melanin pigment casts (arrows, d)