Tricotilomanía; parte superior de la cabeza

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Tricotilomanía; parte superior de la cabeza

La tricotilomanía es un comportamiento repetitivo en que se enrolla y retuerce el cabello continuamente. Como consecuencia, se produce la pérdida del cabello por lo general en un área bien definida (aunque también puede ser irregular y poco definida), en la que se observan unos cabellos cortos y quebradizos y otros que están apenas creciendo. El área más comúnmente afectada es el cuero cabelludo, aunque también puede afectar las cejas y pestañas.

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  • Last Reviewed on 02/13/2012
  • Linda J. Vorvick, MD, Medical Director and Director of Didactic Curriculum, MEDEX Northwest Division of Physician Assistant Studies, Department of Family Medicine, UW Medicine, School of Medicine, University of Washington; and Timothy Rogge, MD, Medical Director, Family Medical Psychiatry Center, Kirkland, WA. Also reviewed by David Zieve, MD, MHA, Medical Director, A.D.A.M. Health Solutions, Ebix, Inc.

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This page was last updated: May 7, 2013

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