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Can I get pili torti from vitamin A or using retinoid cream?

The link between pili torti and environmental factors is not certain. Pili torti is usually a genetic condition, though it can be caused by certain acquired conditions. One study, however, which looked at the incidence of pili torti in women with anorexia nervosa, found a link between pili torti and vitamin A. One the conclusions of the study was that excess vitamin A can increase the risk of pili torti in the case of anorexia nervosa sufferers.

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