Trichotillomania Incognito: Two Case Reports and Literature Review

Mariana Rita De Novaes Fernandes, Daniel Fernandes Melo, Colombina Vincenzi, Caren Dos Santos Lima, Antonella Tosti

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Trichotillomania is a compulsive disorder characterized by repetitive hairpulling. It is an important cause of patchy alopecia, especially in children between 9 and 13 years of age. The aim of this paper is to report 2 pediatric cases presenting with trichotillomania without patches. This condition may be extremely distressful, impacting psychosocial development of children. In these case reports, we reinforce the relevance of trichoscopy in hair disorder evaluation, which allowed early recognition to better advise and conduct these unique pediatric cases.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)131-134
Number of pages4
JournalSkin Appendage Disorders
Issue number2
StatePublished - Feb 2021
Externally publishedYes


  • Hairpulling
  • Pediatric trichotillomania
  • Trichoscopy
  • Trichotillomania

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Dermatology


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