Clinical, dermoscopic, and histopathologic features of body hair disorders

Ratchathorn Panchaprateep, Aline Tanus, Antonella Tosti

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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.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number9998
Pages (from-to)890-900
Number of pages11
JournalJournal of the American Academy of Dermatology
Issue number5
StatePublished - May 1 2015


  • circle hairs
  • dermoscopy
  • eruptive vellus hair cysts
  • ingrown hairs
  • keratosis pilaris
  • pili multigemini
  • pseudofolliculitis
  • rolled hairs
  • trichoscopy
  • trichostasis spinulosa

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Dermatology


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