Traction Alopecia in Two Adolescent Sikh Brothers—An Underrecognized Problem Unmasked by Migration

@article{KarimianTeherani2011TractionAI,
  title={Traction Alopecia in Two Adolescent Sikh Brothers—An Underrecognized Problem Unmasked by Migration},
  author={Daniela Karimian-Teherani and Laila El Shabrawi‐Caelen and Adrian Tanew},
  journal={Pediatric Dermatology},
  year={2011},
  volume={28}
}
Abstract:  Traction alopecia denotes an often permanent hair loss resulting from prolonged physical damage to the hair shaft. We report on two adolescent Sikh brothers who wore a turban since early childhood and developed a band‐like scarring alopecia at the frontal hairline. Awareness of this condition may help in preventing irreversible hair loss by early modification of the daily hair care routine. 

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