Hot comb alopecia

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Hot comb alopecia was first reported in the late 1960s as a scarring alopecia seen in black women who straightened their hair with hot combs for cosmetic purposes, developing characteristically on the crown and spreading peripherally to form a large oval area of partial hair loss.[1]:760

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  1. ^ James, William; Berger, Timothy; Elston, Dirk (2005). Andrews' Diseases of the Skin: Clinical Dermatology. (10th ed.). Saunders. ISBN 0-7216-2921-0.