Trichorrhexis Nodosa


Trichorrhexis Nodosa -  one or more swellings which appear along the axes of hairshafts which show as highlighted spots under photomicrography.

Trichorrhexis Nodosa

Photomicrograph x 50  © B J Stevens 


Breakage occurs leaving the ends frayed (almost brush-like).

      The condition can result from: Excessive heat,

Exposure to hydrogen peroxide, Hair dyes, Alkalis,

Mechanical traumatism.


© 2009 - B.J.Stevens PhD FTTS



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