Medical Definition of Traction alopecia

1. Circumscribed or diffuse loss of hair resulting from repetitive traction on the hair by pulling or twisting; also occurs after excessive application of hair "softeners" such as permanent wave solutions or hot combs. Alopecia marginalis is a form of traction alopecia. Synonym: traumatic alopecia. (05 Mar 2000)



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