By Leonard C Sperling
Diagnosing and treating hair problems continues to be a subject matter that's hardly ever or in simple terms superficially coated in residency education. accordingly, dermatopathologists and scientific dermatologists usually discover a hole of their wisdom. a brand new variation of an acclaimed textual content, An Atlas of Hair Pathology with scientific Correlations, moment Edition bridges this hole and serves as a primer, an atlas, and a reference.
- Supplies simple info on anatomy
- Examines medical good points that offer a scientific / pathological correlation
- Details the sensible strategies of comparing specimens
- Includes new images demonstrating easy and complicated histologic beneficial properties of hair disease
- Explores numerous new diagnoses
Disorders during this version contain senescent balding, free anagen hair syndrome, psoriatic alopecia, and psoriatic alopecia, and chemotherapy-induced alopecia. The e-book additionally encompasses a thesaurus of phrases on the topic of hair pathology.
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6. Whiting D. Diagnostic and predictive value of horizontal sections of scalp biopsies in male pattern androgenetic alopecia. J Am Acad Dermatol 1993; 28: 755–63. 7. Sperling L. Hair density in African Americans. Arch Dermatol 1999; 135: 656–8. 8. Lee HJ, Ha SJ, Lee JH, et al. Hair counts from scalp biopsy specimens in Asians. J Am Acad Dermatol 2002; 46: 218–21. 5 Classification of hair disease For researchers, classification may offer insight into the pathogenesis of disease. , diagnosis) is the best way to arrive at an appropriate targeted therapy.
One of the four features (number, size, telogen count, or inflammation) may be a dominant finding, which also helps to narrow the differential diagnosis. Unfortunately, no single histological feature is sufficient to establish a definitive diagnosis in any form of hair loss. However, a differential diagnosis based on one or two histological abnormalities will help to create a “short list” of possible diagnoses. Additional histological features characteristic of the entities on the “short” list can then be used to narrow the field of possibilities.
8. Sperling LC, Lupton GP. Histopathology of non-scarring alopecia. J Cutan Pathol. 1995; 22: 97–114. 9 Androgenetic alopecia Androgenetic alopecia (AGA) is an encompassing term for hair loss that typically begins in adult life, gradually assumes a characteristic “male” or “female” pattern, and is mediated by the action of androgens on genetically susceptible hair follicles (1,2). The term “androgenetic,” introduced by Orentreich in 1960 and championed by Ludwig, is an etymological hybrid of the last two qualities noted above (3).