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Dermoscopy in Female Androgenic Alopecia: Method Standardization and Diagnostic Criteria
FAGA may be differentiated from CTE based on trichoscopy criteria based on a 98% specificity and the number of yellow dots, pilosebaceous units with only one hair and with perifollicular hyperpigmentation was significantly increased in androgenic alopecia.
Trichoscopy update 2011.
Trichoscopy is a non-invasive method which may be applied in differential diagnosis of most hair and scalp diseases and may be also useful in diagnosing inflammatory scalp diseases.
Trichoscopy of cicatricial alopecia.
Results indicate that trichoscopy may be applied as a quick and non-invasive auxiliary method in differential diagnosis of diverse diseases leading to cicatricial alopecia, such as cutaneous lupus erythematosus, classic lichen planopilaris, frontal fibrosing alopECia, folliculitis decalvans, and dissecting cellulitis.
European dermatology forum S1‐guideline on the diagnosis and treatment of sclerosing diseases of the skin, Part 2: Scleromyxedema, scleredema and nephrogenic systemic fibrosis
The term ‘sclerosing diseases of the skin’ comprises specific dermatological entities which have fibrotic changes of the skin in common. These diseases mostly manifest in different clinical subtypes
Trichoscopy in genetic hair shaft abnormalities.
The results show that characteristic light microscopy features of Netherton syndrome, monilethrix, woolly hair syndrome, pili torti,pili annulati and trichothiodystrophy may be visualized by trichoscopy.
New Interleukin-23 Pathway Inhibitors in Dermatology
A newly developed biologic drug, ustekinumab (CNTO-1275), which targets the p40 subunit of IL-12 and IL-23, was approved by the US FDA and the European Medicines Agency in 2009 for the treatment of moderate to severe psoriasis and a recent clinical trial indicates the possible efficacy of usteksoriasis in psoriatic arthritis.
Comma hairs: a dermatoscopic marker for tinea capitis: a rapid diagnostic method.
Effective treatment of female androgenic alopecia with dutasteride.
Dihydrotestosterone is the main molecule responsible for androgenic alopecia. Finasteride, which reduces transformation of testosterone into dihydrotestosterone and decreases dihydrotestosterone
New trichoscopy findings in trichotillomania: flame hairs, V-sign, hook hairs, hair powder, tulip hairs.
Specific trichoscopy features are described, which may be applied in quick, non-invasive, in-office differential diagnosis of trichotillomania.