hair cast

hair cast

a cast composed of parakeratotic scales attached to scalp hair but freely movable up and down the hair shaft; found in scaling dermatitis of the scalp, including dandruff, psoriasis, and seborrheic dermatitis.
Synonym(s): pseudonit
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He might well look smilingly down upon those small, fair features, radiant with innocent mirth, those clear blue shining eyes, and that soft flaxen hair cast back upon the little ivory neck and shoulders.
They rendered images of primitive figures, caveman and woman--she with hair cast over her bare breasts, a mermaid beached or a woman emerging from the primordial ooze, pulling away from an underground cavern.
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Nits are attached to the hair and do not flake off like dandruff nor are they white like hair casts.
Children are often misdiagnosed with Pediculus capitis because they have hair casts that resemble nits, or they have dead or empty nits that are far away from the scalp, said Dr.
Top honors on the production side must go to Brian Nason's inventive lighting design, as when Freeman's extravagant hair casts a long shadow that renders the face of Dorian completely unfathomable.
The eggs are sometimes difficult to differentiate from dandruff or hair casts.
They are glued to the hair and do not flake off like dandruff nor are they white like hair casts.
Commonly confused with nits, hair casts come in several forms but the most common and true form is the peripilar keratin cast, he said.
Hair casts wash off easily with any type of acidic solution such as a vinegar rinse.
Hair casts can be differentiated from nits using a microscope; the opaque casts encircle the entire hair shaft and slide freely over it, while nits are transparent, flask-shaped, and attach firmly to only one side of the hair shaft.