Structural Anomalies of the Hair Shaft

  • V. H. Price

Abstract

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.

Keywords

Brittle Fractionation Arginine Cataract Dermatitis 

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