By Leonard C Sperling

Diagnosing and treating hair issues continues to be a topic that's hardly or basically superficially coated in residency education. for this reason, dermatopathologists and medical dermatologists frequently 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 easy info on anatomy
  • Examines scientific positive aspects that offer a scientific / pathological correlation
  • Details the sensible methods of comparing specimens
  • Includes new pictures demonstrating easy and complicated histologic positive aspects of hair disease
  • Explores numerous new diagnoses

Disorders during this variation contain senescent balding, unfastened anagen hair syndrome, psoriatic alopecia, and psoriatic alopecia, and chemotherapy-induced alopecia. The booklet additionally encompasses a word list of phrases concerning hair pathology.

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There are no recent data (within the past 40 years) to confirm this, and in particular there have been no studies based on the histological evaluation of scalp biopsy specimens taken from a sufficiently large population of “normal” individuals of various ages. However, Whiting (7) has presented data on 852 patients (almost all female) with “diffuse alopecia,” that is, without clinical evidence of androgenetic alopecia. When divided into age groups by decades (from 20–29 to 90–99), there was only a modest reduction in total hair numbers with time, with a 10% reduction (as compared with the youngest group) in the 70–79 group, and a 21% reduction in the 80–89 group.

2. Sperling L. Evaluation of hair loss. Curr Probl Dermatol 1996; 8: 97–136. 3. Sperling LC. Hair and systemic disease. Dermatol Clin 2001; 19: 711–26, ix. 14 Brocq’s alopecia pattern: irregularly or geometrically shaped, variably atrophic and hypopigmented, clustered, and well-demarcated plaques of hairless skin. 8 Senescent alopecia (“senile alopecia” or “senescent balding”) The diagnostic criteria for senescent balding, as enumerated by Kligman, are “(i) no family history of male pattern balding and (ii) decreased hair density that does not become apparent until after about age 50 years” (1).

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. Pathologists share both of these interests. , grouping disease entities based on one or more shared characteristics) as a useful way of narrowing down a large number of potential diagnostic entities into a smaller number of possibilities.

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