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Hair-Thread Tourniquet Syndrome: A Hidden Hazard

Authors

  • Adriana Álvarez-Pérez M.D.,

    1. Department of Dermatology. Complejo Hospitalario Universitario, Faculty of Medicine, Santiago de Compostela. La Coruña, Spain
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  • Sandra Mateo M.D.,

    1. Department of Dermatology. Complejo Hospitalario Universitario, Faculty of Medicine, Santiago de Compostela. La Coruña, Spain
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  • Virginia Fernández-Redondo Ph.D.,

    1. Department of Dermatology. Complejo Hospitalario Universitario, Faculty of Medicine, Santiago de Compostela. La Coruña, Spain
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  • Jaime Toribio Ph.D.

    1. Department of Dermatology. Complejo Hospitalario Universitario, Faculty of Medicine, Santiago de Compostela. La Coruña, Spain
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Address correspondence to Adriana Álvarez-Pérez, M.D., Departamento de Dermatología, Facultad de Medicina, C/. San Francisco, s/n, 15782 Santiago de Compostela, La Coruña, Spain, or e-mail: adriana_alpe@hotmail.com.

Abstract

Abstract:  Hair-thread tourniquet syndrome (HTTS) is a rare disorder characterized by the encircling of an appendage by a hair or thread. We report an 8-month-old boy with toe HTTS. Early recognition is required to avoid the serious consequences of its delayed diagnosis.

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