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Trichotillomania - Hair and Scalp
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Trichotillomania - Hair and Scalp

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Contributors: Belinda Tan MD, PhD, Mary Gail Mercurio MD, Jeffrey D. Bernhard MD, Lowell A. Goldsmith MD, MPH
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Synopsis

Trichotillomania (hair pulling) is a compulsion to pull out one's own hair, leading to alopecia. It may vary from a mild habit to an impulse-control disorder. It is more common in females and usually starts in childhood or adolescence.

Individuals may pluck hair from any site.

If hairs are swallowed they can lead to trichobezoar in the stomach and other portions of the gastrointestinal tract that can present as symptomatic.

Codes

ICD10CM:
F63.3 – Trichotillomania

SNOMEDCT:
17155009 – Trichotillomania

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Trichotillomania : Eyebrow, Scalp, Sparse eyebrows, Patchy non-scarring alopecia, Short broken hairs, Eyelash loss
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