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. 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. He attributed the patient's mental illness to have predisposed and perpetuated the matting of scalp hair.
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M Nasirabadi, K Kodakandla, Plica Neuropathica – A Case Report . Telangana J Psychiatry. 2016;2(1):54-55.