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Female Alopecia : Guide to Successful Management

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Ralph M. Trüeb. --Berlin, Heidelberg: Springer , c2013.
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Few dermatologic problems carry as many emotional overtones as hair loss in women, which is by far the most common hair problem encountered in daily clinical practice. Fortunately, a specific diagnosis can usually be established through a detailed patient history, examination of the scalp and pattern of hair loss, a simple pull test, dermoscopy of the scalp and hair (trichoscopy), a few pertinent screening blood tests, and, in selected cases, a scalp biopsy. Once the diagnosis has been establis…
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Author
Trüeb, Ralph M
Responsibility
Ralph M. Trüeb
Place of Publication
Berlin, Heidelberg
Publisher
Springer
Date of Publication
c2013
Physical Description
1 online resource (xiv, 204 p. : 65 ill., 61 ill. in color)
ISBN
9783642355035
Subjects (MeSH)
Alopecia - therapy
Women
Subjects (LCSH)
Dermatology
Gynecology
Abstract
Few dermatologic problems carry as many emotional overtones as hair loss in women, which is by far the most common hair problem encountered in daily clinical practice. Fortunately, a specific diagnosis can usually be established through a detailed patient history, examination of the scalp and pattern of hair loss, a simple pull test, dermoscopy of the scalp and hair (trichoscopy), a few pertinent screening blood tests, and, in selected cases, a scalp biopsy. Once the diagnosis has been established, treatment appropriate to the diagnosis is likely to control the problem. The aim of this comprehensively illustrated monograph is to provide both specialists and primary care physicians with the practical know-how required for successful management of hair loss in female patients of all ages. The book opens by critically examining myths about hair loss. The different examination techniques are then described, and the various forms of hair loss and their treatment are discussed in detail. Approaches to follow-up are outlined, and the management of patient expectations is carefully considered. The potential role of hair care and cosmetics is also explored in some depth.
Contents
1. Introduction -- Historical Myths: Experiments on Hair Loss Cures -- Age-Old Myths: Popular or Layman's Myths -- Physician's Myths: Don't Believe Everything You Hear on Hair -- 2. Examining Hair Loss in Women -- Patient History -- Clinical Examination -- Trichoscopy -- Trichogram -- Laboratory Work-Up -- Scalp Biopsy -- Quantifying Hair Loss -- Hair Database Sheet -- 3. Diagnosis and Treatment -- Telogen Effluvium -- Iron Deficiency -- Postpartum Hair Loss -- Seasonal Hair Shedding -- Female Androgenetic Alopecia -- Menopause -- Effect of Cigarette Smoking and UV Radiation -- Hair Aging -- Alopecia with Scarring Phenomena -- Traumatic Alopecia -- Trichotillomania and Related Disorders -- Imaginary Hair Loss (Psychogenic Pseudoeffluvium) -- Trichodynia and Red Scalp -- Concept of Multigargeted Treatment -- Dystrophic Anagen Effluvium -- Chemotherapy-Induced Hair Loss -- Radiation-Induced Hair Loss -- Toxic Alopecia -- Alopecia Areata -- Loose Anagen Hair and Short Anagen Hair of Childhood -- 4. Follow-Up -- Global Photographic Assessment -- Hair Loss-Related Life Quality Index -- Patient Compliance Issues -- 5. Patient Expectation Management -- Listening to the Patient -- Adjustment Disorders -- Tackling Side-Effects -- Hair Prosthesis -- 6. Hair Care and Cosmetics -- Hair Weathering -- Shampoos -- Conditioners -- Hairstyling Aids -- Hair Dyes -- Cosmetic Treatment for Aging Hair -- Adverse Effects of Cosmetic Hair Treatments -- 7. Epilogue: Female Hair in Christian Iconography.
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