A Case of Loose Anagen Hair Syndrome Associated With Trichotillomania in a 14-Year-Old Girl

    May 2024 in “Cosmoderma
    Naveen Thomas, Johny Vakayil Francis, R. Athira
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    TLDR A 14-year-old girl with a condition that makes her hair easy to pull out also has a hair-pulling disorder, and treatment helped but she relapsed after a year.
    The document describes a case of a 14-year-old girl with loose anagen hair syndrome (LAHS), a condition where anagen phase hair is easily pulled out, and trichotillomania (TTM), a compulsive hair-pulling disorder. LAHS typically affects young girls and may be spontaneous or inherited, while TTM is an obsessive-compulsive disorder that can lead to bald patches and psychosocial issues. The patient had sparse and disorderly hair since childhood due to LAHS and exhibited TTM behavior. Treatment with topical minoxidil and psychiatric counseling initially led to improvement, but a relapse after one year highlighted the challenges in treating such combined conditions.
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