Other Names for this Disease
- Elevated dark spiny papules on the face or trunk
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hair follicle, a bundle or bush of hair come out of a single follicle. This results in elevated, dark spiny papules on the head, face (usually the nose), and trunk. In this condition, there are numerous tiny open pores filled with multiple tiny short hairs, usually only visible with a magnifying glass. TS usually does not cause problems and may only be noticed as an incidental finding. The exact cause is unknown.Trichostasis spinulosa (TS) is a condition where instead of one hair protruding from a
Last updated: 6/28/2011
- Krivda SJ & Elston DM. Trichostasis Spinulosa . eMedicine. June 2010; http://emedicine.medscape.com/article/1071782-overview. Accessed 6/28/2011.
- DermNet NZ is an online resource about skin diseases developed by the New Zealand Dermatological Society Incorporated. DermNet NZ provides information about this condition.
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- The Monarch Initiative brings together data about this condition from humans and other species to help physicians and biomedical researchers. Monarch’s tools are designed to make it easier to compare the signs and symptoms (phenotypes) of different diseases and discover common features. This initiative is a collaboration between several academic institutions across the world and is funded by the National Institutes of Health. Visit the website to explore the biology of this condition.
- Orphanet is a European reference portal for information on rare diseases and orphan drugs. Access to this database is free of charge.
- PubMed is a searchable database of medical literature and lists journal articles that discuss Trichostasis spinulosa. Click on the link to view a sample search on this topic.