African hair length in a school population: a clue to disease pathogenesis?

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BACKGROUND Anecdotal data suggest that combed natural African hair reaches a length steady state. Easier grooming and anticipated long hair have made relaxers popular. OBJECTIVES These hypotheses were tested in a cross-sectional survey of 1042 school children using a piloted questionnaire and hair length measurements done on four scalp regions. RESULTS… (More)

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