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Trichomalacia: Introduction

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. More detailed information about the symptoms, causes, and treatments of Trichomalacia is available below.

Symptoms of Trichomalacia

  • Disintegrated hair shaft
  • Clumps of pigmentation in hair shaft
  • Short broken off hairs
  • Distorted hair shaft
  • more symptoms...»

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Causes of Trichomalacia

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Trichomalacia: Undiagnosed Conditions

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Misdiagnosis and Trichomalacia

Mild worm infections undiagnosed in children: Human worm infestations, esp. threadworm, can be overlooked in some cases, because it may cause only mild or even more »

Mesenteric adenitis misdiagnosed as appendicitis in children: Because appendicitis is one of the more feared conditions for a child with abdominal pain, it can be over-diagnosed (it can, of course, also fail to more »

Blood pressure cuffs misdiagnose hypertension in children: One known misdiagnosis issue with hyperension, arises in relation to the simple equipment used to test blood pressure. The "cuff" around the arm to more »

Rare form of hair loss often misdiagnosed: a rare form of extreme hair loss called "Atrichia with papular lesions" (APL) is often misdiagnosed as alopecia totalis. more »

Hair and scalp disorders misdiagnosed in African Americans: A higher than average percentage of misdiagnoses of hair or scalp disorders seem to occur in African Americans. Some of the overlooked hair/scalp conditions include more »

Children with migraine often misdiagnosed: A migraine often fails to be correctly diagnosed in pediatric patients. These patients are not the typical migraine sufferers, but migraines can also occur more »

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Definitions of Trichomalacia:

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

Related Trichomalacia Info

More information about Trichomalacia

  1. Trichomalacia: Introduction
  2. Symptoms
  3. Causes
  4. Treatments
  5. Misdiagnosis
  6. Home Testing

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