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    Alopecia Evaluation

    Alopecia affects men and women and can result in significant distress for patients. Alopecias can be categorized as nonscarring or scarring. Nonscarring alopecias include male and female pattern alopecias, alopecia areata, telogen effluvium, traction alopecia,...

    Alopecia Management

    The goals of management in patients with nonscarring and scarring alopecias are stabilization of hair loss and improvement in hair density. Management often is a lengthy process that requires months to years. Patients may present with more than one cause of alopecia, so...

    Hypertrichosis and Hirsutism

    Hypertrichosis and hirsutism can be signs of underlying conditions, some of which may be life-threatening. They also can result in significant psychosocial distress for patients. Hypertrichosis refers to excessive hair growth beyond normal variation for a patient’s age, sex,...

    Nail Conditions

    A thorough understanding of nail anatomy can help physicians identify the causes of nail conditions. Observation of changes to the nail can help establish a diagnosis. Patient evaluation should include a physical examination, dermoscopy, and, in some cases, nail biopsy....



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