Structural Anomalies of the Hair Shaft

  • V. H. Price


Structural hair anomalies may be divided into two groups. In the first group, the malformations are associated with increased fragility of the hair, and hair breakage is a major symptom. In the second group, the structural anomalies are not associated with increased hair fragility, and hair breakage is not a problem. Hairshaft alterations may simply indicate excessive, harsh grooming, or may signal serious metabolic disorders in which the hair is an important diagnostic clue.


Scalp Hair Hair Shaft Structural Anomaly Root Sheath Normal Hair 
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