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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28925637/hair-loss-common-causes-and-treatment
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T Grant Phillips, W Paul Slomiany, Robert Allison
Hair loss is often distressing and can have a significant effect on the patient's quality of life. Patients may present to their family physician first with diffuse or patchy hair loss. Scarring alopecia is best evaluated by a dermatologist. Nonscarring alopecias can be readily diagnosed and treated in the family physician's office. Androgenetic alopecia can be diagnosed clinically and treated with minoxidil. Alopecia areata is diagnosed by typical patches of hair loss and is self-limited. Tinea capitis causes patches of alopecia that may be erythematous and scaly and must be treated systemically...
September 15, 2017: American Family Physician
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28925103/autoimmune-diseases-involving-skin-and-intestinal-mucosa-are-more-frequent-in-adolescents-and-young-adults-suffering-from-atopic-dermatitis
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REVIEW
Francesca Cipriani, Alice Marzatico, Giampaolo Ricci
Evidence has emerged about the relationship between atopic dermatitis (AD) and autoimmune diseases, but the underlying mechanism of this association is complex and still unclear. Recent epidemiological data from the published work suggest a positive correlation. The aim of this review is to analyze the frequency of co-occurrence of AD and autoimmune diseases. Our systematic review included 22 articles from PubMed describing the reciprocal association between AD and autoimmune diseases. Although not all the studies achieved statistically significant results, patients suffering from autoimmune diseases involving skin and intestinal mucosa, such as vitiligo, alopecia areata, celiac disease and inflammatory bowel diseases, showed a higher risk to have AD as comorbidity...
September 19, 2017: Journal of Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28917463/lack-of-efficacy-of-apremilast-in-9-patients-with-severe-alopecia-areata
#3
Lucy Y Liu, Brett A King
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
October 2017: Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28902945/distinct-patterns-and-aetiology-of-chromonychia
#4
Soo Hyeon Bae, Min Young Lee, Jee-Bum Lee
Abnormal colouring of the nails may be a sign of underlying systemic or local disorders. This study investigated the prevalence and causes of chromonychia as a whole, as well as of each subtype. Among 163 patients with chromonychia, trauma was the pathogenesis in up to 20.9% (34/163) of cases. The most common subtype was melanonychia (54.0%; 88/163), followed by leukonychia (23.9%), red (8.6%), green (6.7%), yellow (4.9%) and blue (1.8%) nails. Nail matrix naevus (33.3%; 29/88) was the most common cause of melanonychia, while skin diseases (41...
September 13, 2017: Acta Dermato-venereologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28884897/shedding-light-on-alopecia-areata-in-pediatrics-a-retrospective-analysis-of-comorbidities-in-children-in-the-national-alopecia-areata-registry
#5
Jennifer Sorrell, Lynn Petukhova, Rachel Reingold, Angela Christiano, Maria Garzon
Alopecia areata (AA) is a common autoimmune disease and it is challenging to predict which patients will have severe disease. The purpose of this retrospective study was to identify comorbidities in children enrolled in the National Alopecia Areata Registry. Atopic dermatitis was more common in patients with severe AA than in those with mild disease. The most common autoimmune comorbidities were vitiligo, psoriasis, thyroid disease, and juvenile idiopathic arthritis.
September 2017: Pediatric Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28879192/unsuccessful-treatment-of-alopecia-areata-with-simvastatin-ezetimibe-experience-in-12-patients
#6
Mabe Freitas Gouveia, Ralph M Trüeb
BACKGROUND/AIMS: Alopecia areata is a common immune-mediated hair condition with limited treatment options and success rates. There is evidence that statins, which are used for reducing atherogenesis and cardiovascular disease, have immunomodulatory activities and therefore may also be used for treatment of selected dermatologic conditions, including alopecia areata. Among treatments evaluated for alopecia areata, oral simvastatin/ezetimibe therapy is currently under the scrutiny of expert opinion...
August 2017: Skin Appendage Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28879186/bullying-and-quality-of-life-in-pediatric-alopecia-areata
#7
Theresa Christensen, Jessica S Yang, Leslie Castelo-Soccio
Alopecia areata (AA) is a clinically heterogeneous disease that is characterized by nonscarring hair loss, nail changes, and increased risk of other autoimmune disease. During clinical visits, children with AA often report bullying. We report survey results that highlight the prevalence of bullying and surrounding emotional impact of AA in pediatric patients. We found that bullying was common overall and additional psychological impact, including impairment of social and home life, was even more common. Children of all ages experienced bullying...
August 2017: Skin Appendage Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28872235/ausschreibung-forschungspreis-alopecia-areata
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No abstract text is available yet for this article.
September 2017: Journal der Deutschen Dermatologischen Gesellschaft, Journal of the German Society of Dermatology: JDDG
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28864075/large-scale-epitope-identification-screen-and-its-potential-application-to-the-study-of-alopecia-areata
#9
Cecilia S Lindestam Arlehamn, Sinu Paul, Eddy Hsi Chun Wang, Annemieke de Jong, Angela M Christiano, Alessandro Sette
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
August 29, 2017: Journal of Investigative Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28859733/hidradenitis-suppurativa-and-concomitant-down-syndrome-literature-review-of-other-associated-mucocutaneous-manifestations-in-adults
#10
Virendra N Sehgal, Naresh Sehgal, Ruchi Sehgal
This contribution describes hidradenitis suppurativa (HS) occurring in Down disease that presented with morphology conforming to an overlap of stages 1 and 2 of the Hurley staging system, namely the formation of solitary or multiple isolated abscesses without scarring or sinus tracts, recurrent abscesses, and single or multiple widely separated lesions with sinus tract formation, occupying apocrine sweat gland-bearing areas: the inner thighs, groin, and buttocks. The lesions were bilateral and symmetrical, of rare occurrence...
2017: Skinmed
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28839396/nilotinib-induced-keratosis-pilaris-associated-with-alopecia-areata-and-eyebrow-thinning
#11
Maya Halabi Tawil, Rana El Khoury, Roland Tomb, Marwan Ghosn
Tyrosine kinase enzymes are an attractive target for anticancer therapies. Tyrosine kinase inhibitors (TKI) are well tolerated; somehow severe systemic side effects are rarely seen during treatment. Toxicities of skin and appendages may lead to poor compliance, psychosocial inconvenience, and drug interruption. Changes of the hair can arise following cures with TKI. Nilotinib, a second-generation TKI, has been responsible for various cutaneous side effects including different clinical presentations of alopecia (scarring and nonscarring forms)...
April 2017: International Journal of Trichology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28839392/alopecia-areata-on-vertex-as-a-potential-pitfall-for-misdiagnosis-of-central-centrifugal-cicatricial-alopecia-in-african-american-women
#12
Courtney M Johnson, Mariya Miteva
Trichoscopy is a noninvasive visualization tool used to more accurately diagnose hair and scalp disorders. Alopecia areata (AA) in the patient of African descent can mimic the early signs of central centrifugal cicatricial alopecia (CCCA), especially if the initial presentation of hair loss occurs on the central scalp. Two African-American women presented with singular round-ovoid patches of decreased hair loss on the central scalp. Given the clinical presentation, CCCA was the working diagnosis. However, using dermoscopy, the patients were found to have exclamation hairs and short broken hairs on a background of honeycomb-like pigmented network and regular pinpoint white dots consistent with AA...
April 2017: International Journal of Trichology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28839389/rare-presentation-of-alopecia-universalis-congenita-and-twenty-nail-dystrophy-in-siblings
#13
Debdeep Mitra, Reetu Agarwal, Ajay Chopra, Renu Kandpal
Congenital alopecia universalis is one of the rarest anomaly which involves skin and appendages. The inheritance pattern can be autosomal recessive, X-linked recessive, or autosomal dominant. However, the most common is autosomal recessive form and it is the most severe phenotype. Twenty-nail dystrophy refers to the condition in which all the twenty nails are affected in the form of excessive ridging and nail plate roughness leading to unsightly lustureless nails. We report a rare case of two siblings with alopecia universalis congenita with twenty-nail dystrophy...
April 2017: International Journal of Trichology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28816743/elastic-staining-in-differentiating-between-follicular-streamers-and-follicular-scars-in-horizontal-scalp-biopsy-sections
#14
Timothy Tan, Joan Guitart, Pedram Gerami, Pedram Yazdan
BACKGROUND: Accurate identification of follicular streamers versus follicular scars on horizontal scalp biopsy sections is important to differentiate between cicatricial and noncicatricial alopecias. However, distinguishing between them can be difficult especially in nonoptimal specimens. The utility of elastic Verhoeff-Van Gieson (EVG) stain in cicatricial alopecias has been described on vertical sections, but its evaluation on horizontal sections has not been performed. METHODS: Sixty-four cicatricial alopecias (25 lichen planopilaris, 29 central centrifugal cicatricial alopecias, and 10 discoid lupus erythematosus) and 53 noncicatricial alopecias (34 androgenic alopecia, 8 telogen effluvium, and 11 alopecia areata) were identified, and EVG staining was performed on horizontal sections...
August 9, 2017: American Journal of Dermatopathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28812164/efficacy-of-fractional-lasers-in-treating-alopecia-a-literature-review
#15
Marina Perper, Adam S Aldahan, Rachel A Fayne, Christopher P Emerson, Keyvan Nouri
Hair loss stemming from different types of alopecia, such as androgenic alopecia and alopecia areata, negatively affects over half the population and, in many circumstances, causes serious psychosocial distress. Current treatment options for alopecia, such as minoxidil, anthralin, and intralesional corticosteroids, vary efficacy and side effect profiles. It is known that low-level laser/light therapies (LLLT), or photobiomodulations, such as the US FDA-cleared HairMax Lasercomb®, He-Ne laser, and excimer laser, are relatively affordable, user-friendly, safe, and effective forms of treatment for hair loss...
August 16, 2017: Lasers in Medical Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28801732/evaluation-of-the-relationship-between-alopecia-areata-and-viral-antigen-exposure
#16
Christopher T Richardson, Matthew S Hayden, Elaine S Gilmore, Brian Poligone
BACKGROUND: Alopecia areata (AA) is an autoimmune disease characterized by non-scarring alopecia with T-cell infiltration at the affected hair follicle. OBJECTIVE: Our aim was to study the potential link between hepatitis B virus (HBV) antigen exposure and AA. METHODS: Two pediatric patients with AA following hepatitis B vaccination were identified in a general dermatology clinic. A bioinformatics analysis and an electronic medical record (EMR) database query were performed at the University of Rochester Medical Center to identify patients with AA, coexisting viral infections, vaccinations, or interferon (IFN) therapy in order to determine if the presence of AA and these conditions was higher than in AA patients without these associated conditions or therapy...
August 11, 2017: American Journal of Clinical Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28794553/vitamin-d-level-in-alopecia-areata
#17
Yasmeen Jabeen Bhat, Insha Latif, Rauf Malik, Iffat Hassan, Gousia Sheikh, Kouser Sideeq Lone, Sabiya Majeed, Peerzada Sajad
BACKGROUND: Alopecia areata (AA) is an immune-mediated disease in which autoantigens play an important part in activating T-lymphocytes. Vitamin D has been associated with various autoimmune diseases, and Vitamin D receptors are strongly expressed in hair follicles and their expression in keratinocytes is necessary for the maintenance of the normal hair cycle. AIM: The aim of this study was to find the association between Vitamin D level and AA. MATERIALS AND METHODS: This was a hospital-based cross-sectional study in which 50 patients with clinically and trichoscopically diagnosed AA cases, and 35 healthy age- and sex-matched controls were studied in summer months...
July 2017: Indian Journal of Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28791288/a-practical-approach-to-the-diagnosis-and-management-of-hair-loss-in-children-and-adolescents
#18
REVIEW
Liwen Xu, Kevin X Liu, Maryanne M Senna
Hair loss or alopecia is a common and distressing clinical complaint in the primary care setting and can arise from heterogeneous etiologies. In the pediatric population, hair loss often presents with patterns that are different from that of their adult counterparts. Given the psychosocial complications that may arise from pediatric alopecia, prompt diagnosis and management is particularly important. Common causes of alopecia in children and adolescents include alopecia areata, tinea capitis, androgenetic alopecia, traction alopecia, trichotillomania, hair cycle disturbances, and congenital alopecia conditions...
2017: Frontiers in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28780055/-amoxicillin-induced-skin-rash-sparing-a-plaque-of-erythema-migrans-renb%C3%A3-k-phenomenon-case-report-and-literature-review
#19
M Dumas, L Blum, E Begon
INTRODUCTION: Renbök phenomenon describes the inhibition of a lesion when a different one appears. We describe the first case of Renbök phenomenon occurring in a context of erythema migrans (EM) spared by an amoxicillin-induced skin rash and we also present a literature review. CASE REPORT: A 60-year-old patient was treated with amoxicillin for EM on the right knee and subsequently developed generalized erythema as a result of an antibiotic-induced skin rash, with sparing of the area previously affected by EM...
August 2, 2017: Annales de Dermatologie et de Vénéréologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28777458/increased-expression-of-pd-l1-and-pd-l2-in-dermal-fibroblasts-from-alopecia-areata-mice
#20
Yunyuan Li, Ruhi T Kilani, Mohammadreza Pakyari, Gigi Leung, Layla Nabai, Aziz Ghahary
Alopecia areata (AA) is a common autoimmune disorder affecting millions of people worldwide, which manifests as a sudden, non-scarring hair loss. The expression of a pro-inflammatory cytokine, interferon-gamma (INF-γ), has been well established to be involved in the development of AA. As IFN-γ and other cytokines are also known to up-regulate programmed cell death ligand 1 and 2 (PD-L1 and PD-L2), which both negatively control immune responses, we asked whether or not a high number of infiltrated T cells, seen in AA lesions, can modulate the expression of PD-L1 and PD-L2 in skin cells...
August 4, 2017: Journal of Cellular Physiology
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