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By Leonard C Sperling

Diagnosing and treating hair issues remains to be a topic that's infrequently or in simple terms superficially coated in residency education. consequently, dermatopathologists and medical dermatologists frequently discover a hole of their wisdom. a brand new variation of an acclaimed textual content, An Atlas of Hair Pathology with medical Correlations, moment Edition bridges this hole and serves as a primer, an atlas, and a reference.


  • Supplies easy details on anatomy
  • Examines scientific positive factors that supply a medical / pathological correlation
  • Details the sensible strategies of comparing specimens
  • Includes new images demonstrating easy and complex histologic beneficial properties of hair disease
  • Explores a number of new diagnoses

Disorders during this variation comprise senescent balding, unfastened anagen hair syndrome, psoriatic alopecia, and psoriatic alopecia, and chemotherapy-induced alopecia. The publication additionally includes a word list of phrases relating to hair pathology.

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13 In this specimen from a patient with androgenetic alopecia, an abnormally low number of hairs is found at the dermal/subcutaneous junction. However, more superficial levels reveal additional vellus/miniaturized hairs and a few terminal telogen follicles, bringing the total number of hairs into the normal range. In this example, the presence of several streamers and the marked variation in hair shaft diameters offer a clue to the correct diagnosis. However, accurate hair counts cannot be performed at a single level!

3 An example of significantly decreased hair density in an AfricanAmerican woman with cicatricial alopecia. This section is at the level of the mid-dermis, where all terminal hairs should be evident. 1 An example of normal hair density. A transverse section at the level of the deep dermis/superficial fat, taken from the normal (uninvolved) scalp of an African-American woman. The section contains 26 follicles, slightly greater than average. 4 Miniaturized hairs in a patient with alopecia areata.

New York: Appleton-Century-Crofts; 1965: 97–110. 5. Barman J, Astore I, Pecoraro V. The normal trichogram of the adult. J Invest Dermatol. 1965; 44: 233–6. 6. Hordinsky M, Sawaya M, Roberts JL. Hair loss and hirsutism in the elderly. Clin Geriatr Med. 2002; 18: 121–33, vii. 7. Whiting DA. How real is senescent alopecia? A histopathologic approach. Clin Dermatol. 2010; 29: 49–53. 8. Sperling LC, Lupton GP. Histopathology of non-scarring alopecia. J Cutan Pathol. 1995; 22: 97–114. 9 Androgenetic alopecia Androgenetic alopecia (AGA) is an encompassing term for hair loss that typically begins in adult life, gradually assumes a characteristic “male” or “female” pattern, and is mediated by the action of androgens on genetically susceptible hair follicles (1,2).

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