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Trichotillomania


The term ’trichotillomania’ describes a compulsion to pull out one’s hair. The disorder is the most common form of artefactual disease after thumb- or finger-sucking. It is seven times more common in children than in adults. One or more areas of the scalp are affected. In most cases the areas of hair loss are not well demarcated. Sometimes excoriation and crusts are visible on the scalp.




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