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A Clinical Atlas of 101 Common Skin Diseases

Alopecias

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Loss of hair attributable either to the effects of inflammatory cells on follicles or to physiological or mechanical factors in which inflammatory cells play no role.

Therapeutic Strategies in Dermatology

Alopecia

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Alopecia: Key Points

…There are numerous pathophysiologic mechanisms that result in alopecia: hair shaft disorders an autoimmune disorder (such as alopecia areata) chemotherapy induced (such as anagen effluvium) scalp inflammation (leading to scarring alopecia, such as…

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Alopecia: Treatment

…Specific pharmacologic treatments are discussed below for the two most common causes of alopecia: androgenetic alopecia and alopecia areata. Ancillary therapy In all cases of hair loss, no matter what the cause, the value of cosmetic camouflage of…

A Clinical Atlas of 101 Common Skin Diseases

Alopecias

…nical factors in which inflammatory cells play no role. Although the scalp is the site most often affected, any region of the skin that bears hair follicles may be involved by certain types of alopecia….

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Alopecia: Clinical Cases

…, pulling 20 hairs from the base of the hair, reveals 12 hairs Initial visit No biopsy is necessary; a clinical diagnosis of alopecia areata is given After discussion of treatment options, the patient decides to proceed with intralesional…

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Superficial Fungal Infections: Therapy: Tinea capitis

…mally inflammatory scaly tinea capitis include: seborrheic dermatitis, atopic dermatitis, psoriasis For pronounced alopecia: alopecia areata, trichotillomania, secondary syphilis, pseudopelade Inflammatory tinea capitis must differentiated from…

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Alopecia: Initial Evaluation

…Initial Evaluation Differential diagnosis Alopecia areata Androgenetic alopecia Traction alopecia Trichotillomania Anagen effluvium…

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Alopecia: References

References Alkhalifah, A et al (2010) Alopecia Areata update: part I and II. J Am Acad Derm, 62: 177-202. Hillmann, K and Blume-Peytavi, U (2009) Diagnosis of hair disorders. Semin Cutan Med Surg, 28:33-38. Mirmirani, P, Huang, KP, and Price, VH…

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Acne Keloidalis Nuchae: Key Points

…dark-skinned individuals with curly hair. Marked by follicular inflammation, excessive scarring with alopecia. Irreversible alopecia results in the setting of chronic disease. Both medical and surgical treatments, including laser epilation, should…

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Lichen Planus: Initial Evaluation

…scarring hair loss and may present on the vertex (classic lichen planopilaris), with frontal accentuation (frontal fibrosing alopecia), or with lichenoid rash, scaly scalp patches, and noncicatricial loss of axillary and pubic hair…

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