Hair casts

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Parmar, Sweta S. ; Parmar, Kirti S. ; Shah, Bela J. (2014)
  • Publisher: Medknow Publications & Media Pvt Ltd
  • Journal: Indian Dermatology Online Journal, volume 5, issue 4, pages 554-555 (issn: 2229-5178, eissn: 2249-5673)
  • Related identifiers: doi: 10.4103/2229-5178.142576, pmc: PMC4228680
  • Subject: 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.
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