Hair and scalp dermatoscopy

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Abstract

Dermatoscopy is a noninvasive diagnostic tool that allows the recognition of morphologic structures not visible by the naked eye. Trichoscopy (scalp dermatoscopy and videodermatoscopy) is useful for the diagnosis and follow-up of hair and scalp disorders. However, it is not widely used in the management of hair disorders. This review provides updated information from the literature and our experience on the dermoscopic features of the most common hair and scalp disorders. This will enable dermatologists to make fast diagnoses of tinea capitis and alopecia areata, distinguish early androgenetic alopecia from telogen effluvium, and differentiate scarring from nonscarring alopecia.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1040-1048
Number of pages9
JournalJournal of the American Academy of Dermatology
Volume67
Issue number5
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2012

Keywords

  • Alopecia
  • Hair disease
  • Hair loss
  • Nonscarring alopecia
  • Scalp disease
  • Scarring alopecia
  • Trichoscopy
  • Videodermatoscopy

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Dermatology

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