Der weichselzopf (Plica polonica) - Eine aktuelle kasuistik zu einem historischen krankheitskonzept

Translated title of the contribution: Trichoma (Plica polonica) - A contemporary case with a historical disease

Florian Wolf, Martin Scherr, Dirk Scherthöffer, Josef Bäuml, Hans Förstl

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Abstract

We describe a 62-year-old patient with a chronic delusional disorder who presented with severely matted hair ("plica polonica"). Until the late 19th century such dreadlocks were considered as cause, consequence and treatment of mental disease. The historical development of "plica polonica" is briefly reviewed as an example of early and once popular psychiatric disease concepts.

Translated title of the contributionTrichoma (Plica polonica) - A contemporary case with a historical disease
Original languageGerman
Pages (from-to)124-126
Number of pages3
JournalNeuropsychiatrie
Volume22
Issue number2
StatePublished - 2008
Externally publishedYes

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