Traction Alopecia in Two Adolescent Sikh Brothers—An Underrecognized Problem Unmasked by Migration
Article first published online: 3 MAR 2011
© 2011 Wiley Periodicals, Inc.
Volume 28, Issue 3, pages 336–338, May/June 2011
How to Cite
KARIMIAN-TEHERANI, D., El SHABRAWI-CAELEN, L. and TANEW, A. (2011), Traction Alopecia in Two Adolescent Sikh Brothers—An Underrecognized Problem Unmasked by Migration. Pediatric Dermatology, 28: 336–338. doi: 10.1111/j.1525-1470.2011.01241.x
- Issue published online: 25 MAY 2011
- Article first published online: 3 MAR 2011
Abstract: Traction alopecia denotes an often permanent hair loss resulting from prolonged physical damage to the hair shaft. We report on two adolescent Sikh brothers who wore a turban since early childhood and developed a band-like scarring alopecia at the frontal hairline. Awareness of this condition may help in preventing irreversible hair loss by early modification of the daily hair care routine.