Trichostasis spinulosa

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Trichostasis spinulosa

Trichostasis spinulosa (TS) is a condition where instead of one hair protruding from a hair follicle, a bundle or bush of hair come out of a single follicle. This results in elevated, dark spiny papules on the head, face (usually the nose), and trunk. In this condition, there are numerous tiny open pores filled with multiple tiny short hairs, usually only visible with a magnifying glass. TS usually does not cause problems and may only be noticed as an incidental finding. The exact cause is unknown.

 

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The terms "Trichostasis spinulosa" returned 3 free, full-text research articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Trichostasis spinulosa of the scalp mimicking Alopecia areata black dots.
 

Author(s): Flavianne Sobral Cardoso Chagas, Aline Donati, Isabella Ibrahim Doche Soares, Neusa Sakai Valente, Ricardo Romiti

Journal: An Bras Dermatol. ;89(4):685-7.

 

Alopecia areata is a common autoimmune disorder that leads to nonscarring hair loss. Black dots, also called comedo-like cadaver hairs, can be found in almost 50% of alopecia areata patients and indicate disease activity. Trichostasis spinulosa is a follicular disorder resulting from ...

Last Updated: 24 Jul 2014

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Trichostasis spinulosa.
 

Author(s): S W White, O G Rodman

Journal: J Natl Med Assoc. 1982 Jan;74(1):31-3.

 

Usually occurring on the mid-face, especially on the nose, trichostasis spinulosa occurs more commonly in young, adult black women. The lesions of trichostasis spinulosa resemble open comedones (blackheads). It may be treated with tweezing, dipilatory wax, and topical retinoic acid.

Last Updated: 2 Dec 1982

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Trichostasis spinulosa.
 

Author(s): E LADANY

Journal: J. Invest. Dermatol.. 1954 Jul;23(1):33-41.

 

Last Updated: 1 Dec 1955

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