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C M Priego-Recio, A Rodríguez-Pichardo, F M Camacho-Martínez
BACKGROUND: Alopecia areata (AA) occurs with the apparition of asyntomatic non inflamatory alopecia plaques without scars. We distinguish several variants which are divided into two groups: typical forms (AA in single or multiple plaques) and atypical forms (by its presentation, evolution or paradoxical regrowth). OBJETIVES AND METHODS: We describe the cases of AA treated in our Trichology Unit between January 2000 and December 2011. RESULTS: We obtained 488 cases of AA...
October 2014: Journal of the European Academy of Dermatology and Venereology: JEADV
Sivan Harel, Angela M Christiano
The identification of causative genes carries the promise of new and innovative therapeutic strategies for both inherited and acquired hair disorders. Moreover, the delineation of the relationships between similar phenotypes, resulting from mutations affecting seemingly distinct regulatory pathways, paves the way to improved diagnosis and treatment. Finally, understanding the biological processes governing HF development and maintenance may have implications for more general disease processes in the skin, such as inflammation and cancer...
November 2012: Journal of Investigative Dermatology
Ratchathorn Panchaprateep, Aline Tanus, Antonella Tosti
Dermoscopic examination of hair and scalp, also named "trichoscopy," is an essential tool in diagnosis of hair and scalp diseases. Trichoscopy is fast and noninvasive and can be used to evaluate hair disorders in all body areas. Body hair disorders are uncommon, and most publications on their dermoscopic features are limited to case reports or series. In this review we present the available information on the dermoscopic diagnosis of body hair disorders including keratosis pilaris, trichostasis spinulosa, pili multigemini, circle hairs, rolled hairs, eruptive vellus hair cyst, and ingrown hairs...
May 2015: Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology
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