Parmar, Sweta S.
Parmar, Kirti S.
Shah, Bela J.
- Publisher: Medknow Publications & Media Pvt Ltd
Indian Dermatology Online Journal,
(issn: 2229-5178, eissn: 2249-5673)
pediculosis capitis | Dermatology | Hair casts | hair muffs | pseudonits | RL1-803 | Through the Lens
mesheuropmc: sense organs | integumentary system
Hair casts or pseudonits are circumferential concretions, which cover the hair shaft in such a way that, it could be easily removed. They are thin, cylindrical, and elongated in length. We present an unusual case of an 8-year-old girl presenting with hair casts. Occurrence of these is unusual, and they may have varied associations. This patient was suffering from developmental delay. It is commonly misdiagnosed as and very important to differentiate from pediculosis capitis.