Fractured hairs

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 Editor: Anna Waskiel Burnat

 Author(s): Anna Waskiel Burnat     ·  Lidia Rudnicka
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Description This chapter describes the trichoscopyThis glossary term has not yet been described. of fractured hair shafts (dermoscopyThe examination of [skin lesions] with a 'dermatoscope'. This traditionally consists of a magnifier (typically x10), a non-polarised light source, a transparent plate and a liquid medium between the instrument and the skin, and allows inspection of skin lesions unobstructed by skin surface reflections. Modern dermatoscopes dispense with the use of liquid medium and instead use polarised light to cancel out skin surface reflections. of hair and scalpThis glossary term has not yet been described.)
Author(s) Anna Waskiel Burnat · Lidia Rudnicka
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Trichoptilosis

  • Longitudinal splitting of the distal end of hair shaftThis glossary term has not yet been described.
  • Unspecific manifestation of a defect in hair shaft structure

Trichoschisis or trichoclasis

  • clean transverse fracture across the hair shaft
  • Trichothiodystrophy, secondary to conditions that weaken the hair shaft

Broken hairs

  • Irregular transverse fracture across the hair shaft
  • TrichotillomaniaThis glossary term has not yet been described., traction alopecia, alopecia areataThis glossary term has not yet been described., tinea capitisThis glossary term has not yet been described.

Golf tee hairs

  • A hair with a concave distal end
  • Specific for Netherton syndrome