traction alopecia


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traction alopecia

[‚trak·shən ‚al·ə′pē·shə]
(medicine)
Hair loss that is the result of prolonged, tightly pulled hairstyles.
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Traumatic alopecia is closely associated with traction alopecia, as this is essentially a cosmetic disorder associated with sustained tension or damage on the scalp.
Although there are no differences in the keratin or amino acid composition among the hair of Asian, white, or black patients, the physical properties of a black patient's hair might explain why traction alopecia is one of the conditions of more concern to children with skin of color.
Hairstyles that can lead to traction alopecia include locks, twists, weaves, very tight ponytails, and particularly braids, including those with extensions, she said.
That traction is far too much, she cautioned, and that will lead to traction alopecia. "Just take a minute, a second, to tell the patient that [their hairstyle] is too tight," Dr.
Stars including Paris Hilton, Victoria Beckham, Britney Spears and Alexandra Burke are all reported to have suffered traction alopecia as a result of hair extensions.
TABLE Causes of nonscarring alopecia COMMON LESS COMMON Alopecia areata Human immunodeficiency virus Androgenetic alopecia Hyperthyroidism Drugs and other chemicals Hypothyroidism Telogen effluvium Iron deficiency (both acute and chronic) Tinea capitis Nutritional deficiencies Traction alopecia Other systemic diseases Secondary syphilis Systemic lupus erythematosus Trichotillomania Adapted from: Habit TP.
Diseases and conditions that can be mistaken for tinea capitis include seborrheic dermatitis, eczema, psoriasis, alopecia areata, cradle cap, traction folliculitis leading to traction alopecia, and the effects of head lice.
(1) Hair breakage and even traction alopecia may occur, especially in patients who accidentally or intentionally pull the extensions off.
Lagos, Nigeria, October 09, 2014 --(PR.com)-- Traction Alopecia is a concern for many hair stylists.
And experts reckon it's probably a condition called traction alopecia - caused by years of wearing straight hair extensions over her naturally curly locks.
Experts want hair extensions using glue to be banned because they say the bonding is causing traction alopecia, which rips hair out by the roots causing small bald patches, reports the BBC.
Repeated use of extensions may cause traction alopecia, where hair falls out due to excessive tension on the hair shaft.