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A Clinical Atlas of 101 Common Skin Diseases

Alopecias

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.

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Alopecia

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Alopecia: Key Points

…, and may be secondary to an underlying medical disease, skin inflammation, or an infection. The management of patients with alopecia is challenging for providers and patients alike, as alopecia commonly has a significant impact on a patient’s…

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Alopecia: Treatment

…ns may cause focal reversible scalp depressions. Intralesional corticosteroid injections are not practical for patients with alopecia totalis, but may be used in this setting to induce hair growth in cosmetically important areas, such as the…

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Alopecia: Clinical Cases

…A skin biopsy is offered to the patient, which she accepts; she is highly-motivated to confirm the diagnosis of androgenetic alopecia; a 4 mm punch biopsy of the affected area of alopecia is performed Follow-up evaluation and suture removal in 2…

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Alopecia: Initial Evaluation

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

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Dermatophyte Infections: Initial Evaluation: Tinea Capitis and Kerion

…mmatory scaly tinea capitis include seborrheic dermatitis, atopic dermatitis, and psoriasis. For pronounced alopecia include alopecia areata, trichotillomania, secondary syphilis, and pseudopelade. Inflammatory tinea capitis must be differentiated…

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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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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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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…

Histologic Diagnosis of Inflammatory Skin Diseases

Alopecia areata, totalis, universalis

…(totalis), or be universal (universalis) Variations clinical Alopecia areata consists of one or more discrete bald patches. Alopecia totalis affects the entire scalp, which is hairless. Alopecia universalis is marked by loss of all body hair….

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