A Case of Friction Alopecia in a Healthy 15-Year-Old Girl

Emilie Fowler, Antonella Tosti

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Friction alopecia is a non-scarring alopecia that causes hair breakage and may cause trichorrhexis nodosa. We report a case of a 15-year-old girl with self-inflicting friction alopecia that demonstrated broken hairs and proximal trichorrhexis nodosa on dermoscopy. We review various causes of friction alopecia and clinical findings, as well as trichorrhexis nodosa. 2018

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)97-99
Number of pages3
JournalSkin Appendage Disorders
Issue number2
StatePublished - Feb 1 2019


  • Alopecia
  • Dermoscopy
  • Hair
  • Hair disorder
  • Non-scarring alopecia
  • Pediatric hair disease

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Dermatology


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