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Proximal trichorrhexis nodosa

Proximal trichorrhexis nodosa: Introduction

Proximal trichorrhexis nodosa: A defect in the hair shaft that tends to occur close to the scalp rather than in the ends of the hair shafts. The hair shafts have nodules which are weak points at which the hair can break off easily. This results in the hair having a poor, damaged overall look. The anomaly often occurs in Afro-Caribbean populations who have tightly curled hair. More detailed information about the symptoms, causes, and treatments of Proximal trichorrhexis nodosa is available below.

Symptoms of Proximal trichorrhexis nodosa

  • Hair breaks off easily near scalp
  • Hair appears to grow poorly
  • Damaged hair appearance
  • Nodules or thickenings along hair shaft
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Treatments for Proximal trichorrhexis nodosa

  • Hair should be treated gently when brushing and harsh hair treatments should be avoided or minimized. Harsh shampoos should be avoided and hair conditioners and moisturizers should be used
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Proximal trichorrhexis nodosa: Complications

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Causes of Proximal trichorrhexis nodosa

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Prognosis for Proximal trichorrhexis nodosa

Prognosis for Proximal trichorrhexis nodosa: The symptoms can be improved significantly by treating the hair gently.

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  1. Proximal trichorrhexis nodosa: Introduction
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  5. Complications
  6. Prognosis

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