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A practical guide to scalp disorders.
J Investig Dermatol Symp Proc. 2007 Dec; 12(2):10-4.JI

Abstract

The scalp is unique among skin areas in humans, with high follicular density and a high rate of sebum production. The relatively dark and warm environment on the scalp surface provides a welcoming environment for the superficial mycotic infections associated with many scalp conditions and for parasitic infestation. Infections and infestations can occur when items such as fingers, combs, hats, or styling implements come into contact with the hair and scalp and introduce microorganisms. Inflammatory conditions may also produce changes in the scalp. Many common scalp conditions have similar symptoms and clinical features, complicating diagnosis, but a correct diagnosis is critical to determining proper treatment. This paper describes the symptoms, etiology, and treatment strategies for a number of common scalp conditions, including dandruff, seborrheic dermatitis, tinea capitis, pediculosis capitis, and psoriasis.

Authors+Show Affiliations

Department of Dermatology, University of Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain. grimalt@ub.edu

Pub Type(s)

Journal Article
Review

Language

eng

PubMed ID

18004290

Citation

Grimalt, Ramon. "A Practical Guide to Scalp Disorders." The Journal of Investigative Dermatology. Symposium Proceedings, vol. 12, no. 2, 2007, pp. 10-4.
Grimalt R. A practical guide to scalp disorders. J Investig Dermatol Symp Proc. 2007;12(2):10-4.
Grimalt, R. (2007). A practical guide to scalp disorders. The Journal of Investigative Dermatology. Symposium Proceedings, 12(2), 10-4.
Grimalt R. A Practical Guide to Scalp Disorders. J Investig Dermatol Symp Proc. 2007;12(2):10-4. PubMed PMID: 18004290.
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