Therapeutic Strategies in Dermatology

Alopecia: Key Points

…lesions PUVA Anthralin Topical immunotherapy (such as DCNB) Telogen effluvium Rapid onset of diffuse, non-inflammatory hair loss, usually 2-3 months following medical illness, injury, giving birth, or stress Metabolic Shift in ratio to mostly telo…

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. Although the scalp is the site most often affected, any region of the skin that be…

Resolving Quandaries in Dermatology, Pathology & Dermatopathology

Telogen Effluvium—An Inflammatory Disease?

…” Kligman AM. Pathologic dynamics of human hair loss, I: telogen effluvium. Arch Dermatol 1961;83:175–98. “Telogen effluvium can be histologically divided into inflammatory and noninflammatory types. The inflammatory telogen efflu…

Histologic Diagnosis of Inflammatory Skin Diseases

Telogen effluvium

Telogen effluvium Presentation stereotypical Age and sex Any age, but especially women following parturition Distribution of lesions Diffuse loss of hair on the scalp, especially from the parietal region; alopecia sometimes subtle and hardly evident…

Differential Diagnosis in Dermatopathology

Common baldness vs. Telogen effluvium

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. Although the scalp is the site most often affected, any region of the skin that be…

Histologic Diagnosis of Inflammatory Skin Diseases

Telogen effluvium

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. Although the scalp is the site most often affected, any region of the skin that be…

Resolving Quandaries in Dermatology, Pathology & Dermatopathology

Anagen Effluvium?

…e group, the hair loss started within a week suggesting anagen effluvium and in another it started after two or three months suggesting telogen effluvium. This finding suggests the causative mechanism of CBZ-induced hair loss is not unitary.”…

Therapeutic Strategies in Dermatology

Alopecia: Initial Evaluation

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

A Clinical Atlas of 101 Common Skin Diseases

Cysts and Cystic Hamartomas

Papules, nodules, and tumors that, on gross examination, are usually skin colored and, on histopathologic examination, consist of an epithelium-lined sac that contains fluid, cells, or both in the case of true cysts and of cysts that are associated…

Differential Diagnosis in Dermatopathology

Discussions

…f febrile illness, pregnancy, and severe psychological insult. Telogen effluvium also has been reputed to occur after injections of heparin. Because it is a “one-shot deal,” telogen effluvium is not affiliated with shrunken, shortened ter…