A Systematic Approach to Afro-Textured Hair Disorders: Dermatoscopy and When to Biopsy

Natalie C. Yin, Antonella Tosti

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Abstract

Trichoscopy facilitates the diagnosis of various hair and scalp disorders and is often useful in predicting the disease course. However, to date, few studies describe the dermoscopic findings unique to Afro-textured hair. This article reviews what is currently known regarding trichoscopy and discusses its usefulness in this population.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)145-151
Number of pages7
JournalDermatologic Clinics
Volume32
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Apr 2014

Keywords

  • Alopecia areata
  • Androgenetic alopecia
  • Central centrifugal cicatricial alopecia
  • Corkscrew hair
  • Dissecting cellulitis
  • Frontal fibrosing alopecia
  • Lichen planopilaris
  • Pinpoint white dots

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Dermatology

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