Tuft hair L66.2

Author: Prof. Dr. med. Peter Altmeyer

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Last updated on: 29.10.2020

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Synonym(s)

bundle hairs; Group hair formation; tufted hairs

Definition
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Several hair shafts emerge in clusters from a follicle opening.

Etiopathogenesis
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  • Destruction of follicles, e.g. in the case of folliculitis decalvans, favus, etc.
  • Naevoid, atavistic malformation (extremely rare): nevoid tufts of hair in the context of epiermal nevi.
  • Pili (gemini) multigemini is a random finding that can occur in body parts that are frequently shaved.

Therapy
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Treatment of the underlying disease.

Outgoing links (2)

Favus; Folliculitis decalvans;

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Last updated on: 29.10.2020