Alopecias - Practical Evaluation and Management

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D. Ioannides, A. Tosti
Karger Medical and Scientific Publishers, Feb 26, 2015 - Medical - 164 pages
Hair is subject to either intrinsic (i.e. physiological) aging or extrinsic (i.e. premature) aging that can be attributed to external factors. The intrinsic factors can be associated with genetic mechanisms and are subject to individual variations, whereas external factors include ultraviolet radiation, air pollution, smoking, and possibly nutrition. Leading experts have contributed to this book which offers a practical approach to the evaluation and management of various forms of alopecia, including their pathogenesis, the diagnostic procedures involved, medical treatments, and nutritional issues. A completely new surgical technique for hair transplantation that leaves behind sufficient follicle unit tissue to regenerate hairs is also described. Being comprehensive and easy-to-read, this book should be very useful for dermatologists who wish to diagnose and treat their patients with hair problems more effectively.
 

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Contents

Preface
Normal and Aging Hair Biology and Structure Aging and Hair
Evaluation of Hair Loss
Scalp Dermoscopy or Trichoscopy
Practical Evaluation and Management
Female Pattern Hair Loss
Hair Loss in Children
Alopecia Areata
Alopecias Due to Drugs and Other Skin and Systemic Disorders
Effect of Ultraviolet Radiation Smoking and Nutrition on Hair
Hair Care and Dyeing
AgeRelated Hair Pigment Loss
Ethnic Hair Disorders
Longitudinal Partial Follicular Unit Transplantation
Author Index
Subject Index

Primary Scarring Alopecias
Molecular Genetics of Alopecias
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