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J Am Board Fam Med. 2007 Sep-Oct;20(5):497-8.

Traction alopecia in Sikh male patients.

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New Age Skin Research Foundation, Fresh Meadows, NY 11365, USA.

Abstract

This article reports on traction alopecia among Sikh males as a result of stress on the hair from wearing a turban. Treatment for this condition in such a population is difficult. Permanent removal of the turban is religiously forbidden. Therefore, the traction continues, as will the alopecia, possibly accompanied by seborrheic dermatitis and psoriasis.

PMID:
17823469
DOI:
10.3122/jabfm.2007.05.070076
[Indexed for MEDLINE]
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