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  • Plica Neuropathica – A Case Report

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  • Article Type: Case Report

  • Subject : Psychiatry, Mental Health, Psychology

  • Year : 2016

  • Author : Nasirabadi M

  • Author : Kodakandla K

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  • Page From : 54

  • Page To : 55

  • Page No : 54-55

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  • Abstract  

    Plica Neuropathica (Polonica) is a condition where the scalp hair in a localized area is compacted into irregularly twisted, irreversibly entangled plaits. It was prevalent in Poland in the 19th century, hence the name plica polonica or Polish plait.[1] The term "Plica neuropathica" was first used by Le Page in 1884 to describe a case of sudden onset entangled hair in a patient with hysteria.[2] He attributed the patient's mental illness to have predisposed and perpetuated the matting of scalp hair.

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  • How to cite this article:   M Nasirabadi, K Kodakandla, Plica Neuropathica – A Case Report . Telangana J Psychiatry. 2016;2(1):54-55.
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