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What is Trichomalacia?

What is Trichomalacia?

  • Trichomalacia: A rare genetic condition resulting in patchy hair loss in children. It is an abnormality of the hair shaft and can be due to a compulsive habit of pulling hair on the head or even eyelashes and eyebrows.

Ophanet, a consortium of European partners, currently defines a condition rare when it affects 1 person per 2,000. They list Trichomalacia as a "rare disease".
Source - Orphanet

Trichomalacia: Introduction

Types of Trichomalacia:

Broader types of Trichomalacia:

What causes Trichomalacia?

Causes of Trichomalacia: see causes of Trichomalacia

What are the symptoms of Trichomalacia?

Symptoms of Trichomalacia: see symptoms of Trichomalacia

Trichomalacia: Testing

Diagnostic testing: see tests for Trichomalacia.

Misdiagnosis: see misdiagnosis and Trichomalacia.

How is it treated?

Doctors and Medical Specialists for Trichomalacia: Medical Geneticist, Dermatologist ; see also doctors and medical specialists for Trichomalacia.
Treatments for Trichomalacia: see treatments for Trichomalacia

Name of Trichomalacia

Main name of condition: Trichomalacia


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