Central scalp alopecia photographic scale in African American women.


Journal Article

Central centrifugal cicatricial alopecia (CCCA) is a common but poorly understood cause of hair loss in African American women. A photographic scale was developed that captures the pattern and severity of the central hair loss seen with CCCA in order to help identify this problem in the general community and to potentially correlate clinical data with hair loss. The utility and reproducibility of this photographic scale was determined in a group of 150 African American women gathered for a health and beauty day who were evaluated by both four investigators experienced in the diagnosis of hair disorders and by the subjects themselves.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Olsen, EA; Callender, V; Sperling, L; McMichael, A; Anstrom, KJ; Bergfeld, W; Durden, F; Roberts, J; Shapiro, J; Whiting, DA

Published Date

  • July 2008

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 21 / 4

Start / End Page

  • 264 - 267

PubMed ID

  • 18715296

Pubmed Central ID

  • 18715296

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1529-8019

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1111/j.1529-8019.2008.00208.x


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States