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Trichotillomania - External and Internal Eye
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Trichotillomania - External and Internal Eye

See also in: Hair and Scalp
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Contributors: Belinda Tan MD, PhD, Brandon D. Ayres MD, Christopher Rapuano MD, Harvey A. Brown MD, Sunir J. Garg MD, Lauren Patty Daskivich MD, MSHS
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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 - External and Internal Eye
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Trichotillomania : Eyebrow, Scalp, Sparse eyebrows, Patchy non-scarring alopecia, Short broken hairs, Eyelash loss
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