Kinking hair

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Kinking hair

Kinking hair, also known as acquired progressive kinking, is a skin condition primarily reposted in young adult males with androgenetic alopecia, presenting with gradual curling and darkening of the frontal, temporal, auricular, and vertex hairs which, under the microscope, show kinks and twists with or without longitudinal grooving.[1][2][3]: 647 

It was first described in 1932 by Wise and Sulzberger.[1]

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  1. 1.0 1.1 James, William D.; Elston, Dirk; Treat, James R.; Rosenbach, Misha A.; Neuhaus, Isaac (2020). "33. Diseases of the skin appendages". Andrews' Diseases of the Skin: Clinical Dermatology (13th ed.). Edinburgh: Elsevier. p. 766. ISBN 978-0-323-54753-6.
  2. Tosti A, Piraccini BM, Pazzaglia M, Misciali C (October 1999). "Acquired progressive kinking of the hair: clinical features, pathological study, and follow-up of 7 patients". Arch Dermatol. 135 (10): 1223–6. doi:10.1001/archderm.135.10.1223. PMID 10522670.
  3. Freedberg, et al. (2003). Fitzpatrick's Dermatology in General Medicine. (6th ed.). McGraw-Hill. ISBN 0-07-138076-0.