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Therapeutic Strategies in Dermatology

Alopecia: Key Points

…onged, intense pulling on the hair due to hair styling practices Typically no inflammation Discontinue prolonged traction on hair Hair shaft abnormality Presents in childhood with inability to grow hair of significant length or at all; glistening or…

Therapeutic Strategies in Dermatology

Alopecia: Clinical Cases

…n-scarring hair loss; no evidence of scalp erythema or inflammation; a hair-pull test, 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…

Therapeutic Strategies in Dermatology

Alopecia: Treatment

…the body, typically the face, may also occur but does not necessitate discontinuing the medication. In men with early vertex hair loss, acceptable cosmetic hair growth occurs in only one-third to one-half of patients by 4-8 months….

Therapeutic Strategies in Dermatology

Folliculitis (including pseudofolliculitis barbae): Key Points

…as high as 45-83%. The pathophysiology is largely unknown. This condition likely stems from inward growth of tightly curled hair within the hair follicle, resulting in abscess formation or a foreign-body giant cell reaction in a follicle-based…

Therapeutic Strategies in Dermatology

Pediculosis (Lice): Treatment

…ethoxazole/trimethoprim given daily for 14 days is effective. Pitfalls The extent of pubic lice infection is the extent that hair extends from the pubic area. In hairy men, infestation may extend down the legs, up onto the chest, and into the…

Therapeutic Strategies in Dermatology

Pediculosis (Lice): Initial Evaluation

…s that easily slide up and down the hair shaft), seborrheic dermatitis (loose, greasy scale that is very loosely adherent to hair, if at all), and a superficial fungal infection of the hair shaft. It is important to note that the primary mode of…

Therapeutic Strategies in Dermatology

Superficial Fungal Infections: Therapy: Tinea capitis

…weeks, or until cultures are negative. Selenium sulfide 2.5% shampoo q.d. or every other day is adjunctive therapy. Apply to hair, lather, allow it to contact the hair for ten minutes, then rinse. Alternative therapy Terbinafine (i.e., Lamisil) 250…

Therapeutic Strategies in Dermatology

Folliculitis (including pseudofolliculitis barbae): Treatment

…k is required. Brisk washing of the affected area with an exfoliating sponge or face cloth may also dislodge early ingrowing hairs. Do not pluck out hairs; simply lift out the ingrowing end. Topical agents like benzoyl peroxide (to dry up pustules),…

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…

Therapeutic Strategies in Dermatology

Pediculosis (Lice): Clinical Case

…nager Scattered erythematous macules and excoriated papules on the neck; several lice and egg casings are noted in the scalp hair No evidence of superinfection is present Complete skin and hair examination does not reveal additional sites of…

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