Telangana Journal of Psychiatry

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TELANGANA JOURNAL OF PSYCHIATRY


TELANGANA JOURNAL OF PSYCHIATRY
Volume : 2, Issue : 1

  • Plica Neuropathica – a case report

  • Author : Nasirabadi M, Kodakandla K
  • 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.