Year : 2001  |  Volume : 43  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 281--283

Plica Neuropathica (Polonica) in Schizophrenia - A Case Report And Review of Literature


P.N Suresh Kumar1, Beena Antony2, Ashish Chakravarthy3, A.M Kunhi Koyamu4 
1 Senior Lecturer, Department of Psychiatry, Medical College, Kozhikode, India
2 Postgraduate Student in Psychiatry, Department of Psychiatry, Medical College, Kozhikode, India
3 Resident Intern, Department of Psychiatry, Medical College, Kozhikode, India
4 Professor and Head, Department of Psychiatry, Medical College, Kozhikode, India

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P.N Suresh Kumar
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Plica neuropathica also known as plica polonica is an uncommon condition in which the hairs of the scalp in a localised area is compacted into irregularly twisted, irreversibly entangled plaits. A review of literature shows several predisposing factors figuring in plica neuropathica like kinky hair, use of shampoos, febrile illness and psychological disturbances. The authors describe a case of plica neuropathica in a paranoid schizophrenic patient who developed irreversible tangling of scalp hair.


How to cite this article:
Kumar PS, Antony B, Chakravarthy A, Koyamu AK. Plica Neuropathica (Polonica) in Schizophrenia - A Case Report And Review of Literature.Indian J Psychiatry 2001;43:281-283


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Kumar PS, Antony B, Chakravarthy A, Koyamu AK. Plica Neuropathica (Polonica) in Schizophrenia - A Case Report And Review of Literature. Indian J Psychiatry [serial online] 2001 [cited 2021 Jun 15 ];43:281-283
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