II. Definition

  1. Alopecia due to a high tension hair style

III. Causes

  1. Tight braids (e.g. corn rows)
  2. Ponytails

IV. Management

  1. Change in hair style

V. Prognosis

  1. Longstanding Trauma may result in permanent Hair Loss

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Ontology: Traumatic alopecia (C0002182)

Concepts Disease or Syndrome (T047)
SnomedCT 201156007, 225056006, 67488005
Spanish Alopecia por tracción, alopecia traumática (trastorno), alopecia traumática
Portuguese Alopécia por tracção
German Traktionsalopezie
Czech Tahová alopecie
Italian Alopecia da trazione
Dutch tractie-alopecie
French Alopécie de traction
Japanese 牽引性脱毛症, ケンインセイダツモウショウ
English traction alopecia, alopecia traction, alopecia traumatic, traumatic alopecia, Traction alopecia (disorder), Traumatic alopecia, Traction alopecia, Traumatic alopecia (disorder)
Hungarian Tractiós alopecia