Generalized Hair Casts Due to Traction
Article first published online: 5 AUG 2013
© 2013 Wiley Periodicals, Inc.
Volume 30, Issue 5, pages 614–615, September/October 2013
How to Cite
Ozuguz, P., Kacar, S., Takci, Z., Ekiz, O., Kalkan, G. and Bulbul Sen, B. (2013), Generalized Hair Casts Due to Traction. Pediatric Dermatology, 30: 614–615. doi: 10.1111/pde.12178
- Issue published online: 10 SEP 2013
- Article first published online: 5 AUG 2013
Peripilar keratin casts, also called pseudonits or hair casts, are thin, elongated, greyish-white, cylindrical, sleeve-like structures that encircle the hair shaft and can easily be slid along the hair. They may be clinically misdiagnosed as nits. In addition to physical removal, keratolytic lotions or shampoos are helpful. We report an 11-year-old girl with pseudonits. Although it is not a rare condition, underdiagnosis is common.