A young girl presented to the OPD with patchy hair loss for 2 weeks as shown below. There was no scarring or erythema. What is the likely cause?
A. Telogen effluvium
B. Alopecia areata
D. Tinea capitis
Answer- C. Trichotillomania
“Trichotillomania (Greek, “hair pulling matlness”) is a common, but difficult to manage cause of facial scalp hair loss. It is classified as an impulse control disorder in which patients pull, pluck, or cut their hair.