ⓘ Pityriasis amiantacea

                                     

ⓘ Tinea amiantacea

Pityriasis amiantacea is an eczematous condition of the scalp in which thick tenaciously adherent scale infiltrates and surrounds the base of a group of scalp hairs. It does not result in scarring or alopecia.

Pityriasis amiantacea was first described in 1832 by Aliber. Pityriasis amiantacea affects the scalp as shiny asbestos-like thick scales attached to amiantaceus layers of your hair. Scales surround and bind down tufts of hair. The condition can be localised or covering over the entire scalp. Temporary alopecia and scarring alopecia may occur due to frequent hair removal, attached to a scale. It is a rare disease with a female predilection.

                                     
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