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Trichoscopy in alopecias: diagnosis simplified.
Int J Trichology. 2013 Oct; 5(4):170-8.IJ

Abstract

Trichoscopy is the term coined for dermoscopic imaging of the scalp and hair. This novel diagnostic technique, both simple and non-invasive, can be used as a handy bed side tool for diagnosing common hair and scalp disorders. Trichoscopic observations can be broadly grouped as hair signs, vascular patterns, pigment patterns and interfollicular patterns. In this article, we have briefly described the trichoscopic findings in the common categories of cicatricial and non-cicatricial alopecias such as androgenetic alopecia, alopecia areata, telogen effluvium, tinea capitis, trichotillomania, lichen planopilaris, discoid lupus erythematosus and hair shaft disorders. Besides diagnosing alopecia, it has the potential for obviating unnecessary biopsies and when a biopsy is still needed it is helpful in choosing an ideal biopsy site. Moreover, trichoscopy is a valuable tool for evaluating the treatment response photographically at each follow-up. The last statement here is deleted as asked.

Authors+Show Affiliations

Department of Dermatology, Seth GS Medical College and KEM Hospital, Mumbai, Maharashtra, India.Department of Dermatology, Seth GS Medical College and KEM Hospital, Mumbai, Maharashtra, India.Department of Dermatology, Seth GS Medical College and KEM Hospital, Mumbai, Maharashtra, India.

Pub Type(s)

Journal Article
Review

Language

eng

PubMed ID

24778525

Citation

Jain, Nilam, et al. "Trichoscopy in Alopecias: Diagnosis Simplified." International Journal of Trichology, vol. 5, no. 4, 2013, pp. 170-8.
Jain N, Doshi B, Khopkar U. Trichoscopy in alopecias: diagnosis simplified. Int J Trichology. 2013;5(4):170-8.
Jain, N., Doshi, B., & Khopkar, U. (2013). Trichoscopy in alopecias: diagnosis simplified. International Journal of Trichology, 5(4), 170-8. https://doi.org/10.4103/0974-7753.130385
Jain N, Doshi B, Khopkar U. Trichoscopy in Alopecias: Diagnosis Simplified. Int J Trichology. 2013;5(4):170-8. PubMed PMID: 24778525.
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TY - JOUR T1 - Trichoscopy in alopecias: diagnosis simplified. AU - Jain,Nilam, AU - Doshi,Bhavana, AU - Khopkar,Uday, PY - 2014/4/30/entrez PY - 2014/4/30/pubmed PY - 2014/4/30/medline KW - Alopecia areata KW - androgenetic alopecia KW - dermoscopy KW - diagnosis KW - discoid lupus erythematosus KW - lichen planopilaris KW - telogen effluvium KW - tinea capitis KW - trichoscopy KW - trichotillomania SP - 170 EP - 8 JF - International journal of trichology JO - Int J Trichology VL - 5 IS - 4 N2 - Trichoscopy is the term coined for dermoscopic imaging of the scalp and hair. This novel diagnostic technique, both simple and non-invasive, can be used as a handy bed side tool for diagnosing common hair and scalp disorders. Trichoscopic observations can be broadly grouped as hair signs, vascular patterns, pigment patterns and interfollicular patterns. In this article, we have briefly described the trichoscopic findings in the common categories of cicatricial and non-cicatricial alopecias such as androgenetic alopecia, alopecia areata, telogen effluvium, tinea capitis, trichotillomania, lichen planopilaris, discoid lupus erythematosus and hair shaft disorders. Besides diagnosing alopecia, it has the potential for obviating unnecessary biopsies and when a biopsy is still needed it is helpful in choosing an ideal biopsy site. Moreover, trichoscopy is a valuable tool for evaluating the treatment response photographically at each follow-up. The last statement here is deleted as asked. SN - 0974-7753 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/24778525/Trichoscopy_in_alopecias:_diagnosis_simplified_ L2 - http://www.ijtrichology.com/article.asp?issn=0974-7753;year=2013;volume=5;issue=4;spage=170;epage=178;aulast=Jain DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -
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