trichorrhexis

trichorrhexis

 [trik″o-rek´sis]
the condition in which the hairs are split and feather-like.
trichorrhexis nodo´sa a condition marked by fracture and splitting of the cortex of a hair into strands, giving the appearance of white nodes at which the hair is easily broken. Called also bamboo hair.

trich·or·rhex·is

(trik'ō-rek'sis),
A condition in which the hairs tend to readily break or split.
[tricho- + G. rhēxis, a breaking]

trichorrhexis

/trich·or·rhex·is/ (-rek´sis) the condition in which the hairs break.
trichorrhexis nodo´sa  a condition marked by fracture and splitting of the cortex of a hair into strands, giving the appearance of white nodes at which the hair is easily broken.

trich·or·rhex·is

(trik'ō-rek'sis)
A condition in which the hairs tend to break or split.
[tricho- + G. rhēxis, a breaking]

trichorrhexis

the condition in which the hairs are split and feather-like.

trichorrhexis nodosa
structural abnormalities of the hair shaft result in breakage and hypotrichosis; seen in horses, dogs and humans. Physical or chemical damage to the hair is usually responsible.
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Other reported hair abnormalities of trichoclasia and Trichorrhexis nodosa by Claudio Ponticelli et al (10) were not seen in our study.
Bazex-Dupre-Christol syndrome (BDCS) is clinically characterized by multiple basal cell carcinomas of the face occurring mainly during the second and third decade of life, follicular atrophoderma predominantly of the dorsum of hands and feet and generalized hypotrichosis, sometimes with pili torti and trichorrhexis nodosa.
Hair shaft anomalies have been reported, consisting of pili torti and trichorrhexis nodosa.
Trichorrhexis invaginati is a genetic disease characterized by a segment of bulbous, dilated hair enfolded into a concave hair terminal, recalling the appearance of a bamboo node.
Trichorrhexis nodosa is a condition characterized by the formation of nodes.
The hair is difficult to comb and often not fragile, except when associated with trichorrhexis nodosa.
8) These findings are helpful in differentiating woolly hair from pili torti, monolethrix or trichorrhexis nodosa and Menkes syndrome.
On hair microscopy Trichorrhexis nodosa was observed.