Allotrichia circumscripta symmetrica L67.

Author: Prof. Dr. med. Peter Altmeyer

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Last updated on: 29.10.2020

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Whisker hair

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Kneader W. 1955

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Clinical variant of "acquired progressive hair curvature", in which bilateral, supra- and retroauricularly localized hair curls (kinking) occur. Acquired progressive hair curvature" is regarded as a manifestation form of androgenetic alopecia. Besides the change in hair structure, the hair growth capacity is also affected.

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Last updated on: 29.10.2020