Acquired progressive kinking of hair affecting the scalp and eyelashes in an adult woman

Authors


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Dr Alison MacDonald, Department of Dermatology, Southern General Hospital, 1345 Govan Road, Glasgow G51 4TF, UK
E-mail: alisonmacdonald21@doctors.org.uk

Summary

Acquired hair kinking of scalp hair in adults is an unusual, rarely reported phenomenon. There are several possible aetiologies, including drug-induced changes, diffuse partial woolly hair, and acquired progressive kinking of hair (APKH). We report a case of focal APKH occurring in an adult woman. This was associated with a previously unreported feature, that of eyelash involvement.

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