Traction alopecia in Sikh male patients

Jinny James, Rao N. Saladi, Joshua L. Fox

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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.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)497-498
Number of pages2
JournalJournal of the American Board of Family Medicine
Issue number5
StatePublished - Sep 2007
Externally publishedYes


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