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A 6cm Long Terminal Hair Embedded in Human Skin-A Case Report-
Chao-Hui Shen, Chien-Chung Lai, Chung-Hong Hu
Dermatol Sinica 15: 13-15, 1997

A 33-year-old man had a pruritic lesion on the right lower quadrant of abdomen. It was 20×1 cm2 linear plaque and had been present for two weeks. A 6 cm long linear material was found during biopsy. Histopathologic examination revealed a terminal hair locating in dermis horizontally, and perivascular mononuclear cells infiltraion. Ten days after biopsy, the skin eruption regressed drmatically. We believe it is the longest hair, ever reported, acting as a penetrating foreign body within human skin.

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