Alopecia: evaluation and management.


Journal Article (Review)

The patient presenting with hair loss may have a primary dermatologic disease, a genetically engineered process, an infectious disease, an underlying systemic illness, a drug reaction, or a psychological disorder. By first dividing the process into one of three categories, scarring, diffuse-nonscarring, or patchy-nonscarring, one then can approach the evaluation in a rational manner. Using the bedside techniques of a hair pull, hair pluck, and microscopic hair examination and directed laboratory tests, one can narrow the differential diagnosis and can recommend directed therapy.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Olsen, EA

Published Date

  • September 1989

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 16 / 3

Start / End Page

  • 765 - 787

PubMed ID

  • 2678179

Pubmed Central ID

  • 2678179

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0095-4543


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States