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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

…hair follicles and lymphocytic-predominant inflammation Lymphocytic: hydroxychloroquine, cyclosporine, mycophenolate mofetil Traction alopecia Slightly controversial diagnosis, typically affects sites of hair in which hair-styling practices results…

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Alopecia: Treatment

…of hair loss. 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…

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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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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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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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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

Traction alopecia

…lomania, that result from hairs having been plucked, appear normal. Lichen planopilaris may be difficult to distinguish from traction alopecia, but in infundibulocentric lichen planus the bandlike infiltrate of lymphocytes may extend from the top of…

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