The follicular degeneration syndrome in black patients. 'Hot comb alopecia' revisited and revised.

@article{Sperling1992TheFD,
  title={The follicular degeneration syndrome in black patients. 'Hot comb alopecia' revisited and revised.},
  author={Leonard C Sperling and Purnima Sau},
  journal={Archives of dermatology},
  year={1992},
  volume={128 1},
  pages={68-74}
}
BACKGROUND The history, physical examination, and histologic findings in 10 black women with a common, distinctive form of scarring alopecia (formerly called hot comb alopecia) were retrospectively studied. A detailed history of hair care habits was obtained, and scalp biopsy specimens were examined after both vertical and transverse sectioning. OBSERVATIONS Poor correlation is noted between the usage of a hot comb and the onset or progression of disease. The earliest observable histologic… CONTINUE READING

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