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Isabella Doche, Maria K Hordinsky, Neusa Y S Valente, Ricardo Romiti, Antonella Tosti
There has been a resurgence of syphilis in the last decade. Although alopecia is not a common manifestation of the disease, the "moth-eaten" pattern is considered patognomonic. However, diffuse hair loss, termed essential alopecia, sometimes can be the only sign of syphilis infection and mimic other conditions, such as alopecia areata and telogen effluvium. We describe three patients with syphilis in whom the pattern of alopecia was not typical. Although clinical, histopathological, and trichoscopic examinations may share some similar findings with other hair diseases, the inclusion of syphilis in the differential diagnosis of hair loss causes is fundamental to a correct screening and diagnosis...
October 2017: Skin Appendage Disorders
Rashmi Sarkar, Vijay Kumar Garg, Venkataram Mysore
Mesotherapy is a controversial cosmetic procedure which has received publicity among the lay people, in the internet and in the media. It refers to minimally invasive techniques which consist of the use of intra- or subcutaneous injections containing liquid mixture of compounds (pharmaceutical and homeopathic medications, plant extracts, vitamins and other ingredients) to treat local medical and cosmetic conditions. This position paper has examined the available evidence and finds that acceptable scientific evidence for its effectiveness and safety is lacking...
March 2011: Indian Journal of Dermatology, Venereology and Leprology
David Saceda-Corralo, Ana Rita Rodrigues-Barata, Sergio Vañó-Galván, Pedro Jaén-Olasolo
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
July 2017: International Journal of Trichology
G Sivagnanam
Mesotherapy involves the use of multiple intradermal or subcutaneous injections of a mixture of compounds in minute doses, by means of very fine needles, directly over/near the affected sites. Originally invented in France to manage painful medical conditions, it is presently the buzz word in the field of cosmetic dermatology, chiefly to get rid of disfiguring fat. Depending upon the condition treated, the drugs injected, the techniques followed and the number of sessions involved vary. The wider reception of mesotherapy by its stakeholders are probably due to factors like inexpensive equipments, relatively minimal training for providers, much reduced dosage need of the drugs with resultant minimal untoward effects, quicker realization of benefits, minimal invasiveness/pain involved and not the least it is an outpatient procedure...
January 2010: Journal of Pharmacology & Pharmacotherapeutics
M Mammucari, A Gatti, S Maggiori, C A Bartoletti, A F Sabato
OBJECTIVE: Since its introduction in the 1950s, the use of mesotherapy has generated much interest among clinicians and patients. The Italian Society of Mesotherapy (SIM) brought together a panel of experts to review available evidence and to draw up a series of recommendations on the use of intradermal therapy (LIT) in clinical practice. CONSENSUS REPORT: There was overwhelming agreement among Consensus Group members that, when used correctly, LIT is a valuable therapeutic option in the treatment of painful, loco-regional conditions...
June 2011: European Review for Medical and Pharmacological Sciences
Mohamed El-Komy, Akmal Hassan, Amira Tawdy, Mohamed Solimon, Mohamed Abdel Hady
BACKGROUND: The side effects of mesotherapy for treatment of various forms of alopecia are often underreported, while scientific data for its efficacy are severely lacking. OBJECTIVE: To demonstrate the late onset side effects of mesotherapy for alopecia. METHODS: Three patients with androgenetic alopecia showed hair loss after previously uneventful mesotherapy sessions up to 1 year. RESULTS: Clinical, dermoscopic, and histopathological findings suggested an inflammatory scaring process at sites of mesotherapy injections...
December 2017: Journal of Cosmetic Dermatology
N Moftah, N Moftah, G Abd-Elaziz, N Ahmed, Y Hamed, B Ghannam, M Ibrahim
BACKGROUND: Treatment of female pattern hair loss (FPHL) is frustrating for both patients and doctors. Mesotherapy is a novel treatment for hair fall and its efficacy in FPHL has not been evaluated. OBJECTIVE: Evaluation of the efficacy and safety of mesotherapy using dutasteride-containing preparation in treatment of FPHL. METHODS: This study included 126 female patients with FPHL. They were classified into two groups; group I (86 patients) injected with dutasteride-containing preparation and group II (40 control patients) injected with saline...
June 2013: Journal of the European Academy of Dermatology and Venereology: JEADV
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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