Loose anagen hair syndrome: an unusual cause of alopecia of cosmetic importance only
Article first published online: 1 SEP 2009
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Journal of Cosmetic Dermatology
Volume 8, Issue 3, pages 226–227, September 2009
How to Cite
Santiago, F., Vieira, R. and Figueiredo, A. (2009), Loose anagen hair syndrome: an unusual cause of alopecia of cosmetic importance only. Journal of Cosmetic Dermatology, 8: 226–227. doi: 10.1111/j.1473-2165.2009.00450.x
- Issue published online: 1 SEP 2009
- Article first published online: 1 SEP 2009
- Accepted for publication April 24, 2009
- hair disorder;
- anagen hair
A 5-year-old girl was referred to our clinic because of a 5-month history of diffuse hair loss. Her hair was light brown and dull with evident patches of alopecia. There were no signs of scalp inflammation or scarring. A hair pull test revealed multiple hairs, easily and painlessly extracted. Light microscopic examination and trichogram were consistent with loose anagen hair syndrome. This is an unusual benign hair disorder of childhood that improves spontaneously with aging.