BMJ 2008; 337 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.a1858 (Published 30 September 2008) Cite this as: BMJ 2008;337:a1858
  1. Ajit Singh Kashyap, doctor1,
  2. Kuldip Parkash Anand, deputy director medical services 2,
  3. Surekha Kashyap, doctor1
  1. 1department of endocrinology, Command Hospital (Central Command), Lucknow Cantt 226 002, India
  2. 2Uttar Bharat Area, Bareilly Cantt 243 001, India
  1. kashyapajits{at}gmail.com

    A 17 year old girl was referred for evaluation of alopecia. Clinical examination showed patchy alopecia mainly in the vertex region of her scalp. The rest of the clinical examination was normal, and the relevant investigations produced no helpful results. She denied pulling out her hair, but repeated history taking with contributions from her parents confirmed the clinical suspicion of sleep isolated trichotillomania, a condition that has been described recently.


    Cite this as: BMJ 2008;337:a1858


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