Kinking hair

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Kinking hair (also known as "Acquired progressive kinking") is a condition primarily reposted in postpubescent 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]:647[2]:767[3]

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  1. ^ Freedberg, et al. (2003). Fitzpatrick's Dermatology in General Medicine. (6th ed.). McGraw-Hill. ISBN 0-07-138076-0.
  2. ^ James, William; Berger, Timothy; Elston, Dirk (2005). Andrews' Diseases of the Skin: Clinical Dermatology. (10th ed.). Saunders. ISBN 0-7216-2921-0.
  3. ^ 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.[permanent dead link]