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BACKGROUND Genetic factors account for the majority of differences in skin color and hair morphology across human populations. Although many studies have been conducted to examine differences in skin color across populations, few studies have examined differences in hair morphology. OBJECTIVE To investigate changing of integral hair lipids after(More)
BACKGROUND Insulin-like growth factor-I (IGF-I) shares a high degree of structural and functional homology with insulin and is a potent mitogen supporting cell growth and survival in many kinds of the tissues and cells. It also plays a role in some differentiation and anti-apoptotic functions. In previous reports, it has been shown that IGF-I stimulates(More)
BACKGROUND Dutasteride (Avodart) is a dual inhibitor of both type I and type II 5 alpha reductases, and thus inhibits conversion of testosterone to dihydrotestosterone, a key mediator of male pattern hair loss. OBJECTIVES The aim of this randomized double-blind phase III study was to compare the efficacy, safety, and tolerability of dutasteride (0.5 mg)(More)
BACKGROUND Alopecia areata (AA) is a common dermatologic condition with a broad spectrum of clinical features and age of onset, classically characterized by nonscarring patches of hair loss. In the past, early-onset (before adolescence) AA has been associated with various autoimmune diseases, especially atopic diseases and lupus erythematosus and(More)
INTRODUCTION Hair fibers are comprised of non-nucleated keratinocytes and are biologically dead. Clinical damage to the hair shaft occurs with the application of hair dye. Whether this damage can be repaired and the time frame involved is of interest and may help to determine the optimal interval between repeat applications. AIMS AND METHODS(More)
BACKGROUND Androgenetic alopecia (AGA) is a common hair loss disease with genetic predisposition among men and women, and it may commence at any age after puberty. It may significantly affect a variety of psychological and social aspects of one's life and the individual's overall quality of life (QoL). OBJECTIVE This study aimed to investigate the QoL of(More)
BACKGROUND The mechanisms and inheritance of androgenetic alopecia (AGA) have yet to be elucidated. Several clinical studies suggest that a predisposition to AGA is affected by a variety of paternal and/or maternal hereditary factors. No previous study has addressed the association of AGA with family history based on the pattern of hair loss. OBJECTIVES(More)
  • W S Lee
  • International journal of trichology
  • 2009
Photoaggravation of hair aging includes various chemical and physical changes in fiber properties which lead to an increase in fiber porosity, loss of mechanical strength and an increase in surface roughness. These changes come from lipid oxidation, disulfide bond cleavage, tryptophan degradation and cysteic acid formation. Hair exposed to sunlight is(More)
Eccrine angiomatous hamartoma (EAH) is a benign, uncommon, combined vascular and eccrine malformation. Most cases of this disorder have been single or multiple nodules or plaques that appear red, yellow, blue, violaceous, or skin colored. EAH may be congenital or appear later in childhood; it rarely arises during puberty or adulthood. A 52-year-old female(More)
acupuncture. Indian J Dermatol Venereol Leprol 2013;79:554. Received: January, 2013. Accepted: Febuary, 2013. Source of Support: Nil. Conflict of Interest: None declared. Figure 1: Bee sting acupuncture therapy performing. The bee is used to sting directly to the lesions Sir, Bee sting therapy is one of the traditional herbal medical procedures that has(More)