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Traction Alopecia

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A 23 year old African American female presents with a 6 month history of thinning of the hair and hair loss on the front of the scalp. She wore tight ponytails as a child and has a history of microbraids usage, sewn-in wefted hair extensions, and permanent hair dye. She has had a chemical relaxer applied to her hair every 6 weeks since the age of 6. She believes her scalp is inflamed and often very tender. She frequently flat irons her hair in the front.

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Cottingham, K.L., Love, P.B. (2016). Traction Alopecia. In: Love, P., Kundu, R. (eds) Clinical Cases in Skin of Color. Clinical Cases in Dermatology. Springer, Cham.

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