Pressure alopecia from orthodontic headgear.

  title={Pressure alopecia from orthodontic headgear.},
  author={Rosalia Leonardi and Claudia Lombardo and Carla Di Loreto and Rosario Caltabiano},
  journal={American journal of orthodontics and dentofacial orthopedics : official publication of the American Association of Orthodontists, its constituent societies, and the American Board of Orthodontics},
  volume={134 3},
Pressure alopecia is a form of nonscarring hair loss that occurs because of chronic pressure. This article reports the appearance of an unusual area of pressure alopecia in a patient who wore headgear. Early diagnosis of this rare pathology is fundamental to obtaining total regression of the disease; although pressure alopecia is initially nonscarring, scarring can develop over time. Orthodontists should be aware that alopecia in predisposed patients can be caused by headgear. 

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