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European Journal of Dermatology


And next… Adnexa: Self-inflicted alopecias Volume 27, issue 1, January-February 2017


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Dermatology Department,
Hospital de Santo António dos Capuchos - Centro Hospitalar de Lisboa Central,
Lisboa, Portugal

Case 1A 40-year-old female presented with diffuse non-scarring scalp alopecia, ongoing for the past 13 years (figure 1A) . Broken hairs of variable lengths and excoriations were visible (figures 2A,B) , and the pull test was negative. She admitted pulling her hair to relieve ill-defined scalp symptoms. This behaviour had started after a period of domestic violence.Case 2A 26-year-old female presented with a bilateral fronto-parietal alopecia in a “Friar Tuck”-like pattern (figure 1B). Broken [...]