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Pyoderma gangrenosum: a review.
Pyoderma gangrenosum is a poorly understood disease characterized by exacerbations and remissions of morphologically unique skin ulcers. It frequently is thought to be the cutaneous manifestation ofExpand
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Finasteride in the treatment of men with androgenetic alopecia. Finasteride Male Pattern Hair Loss Study Group.
BACKGROUND Androgenetic alopecia (male pattern hair loss) is caused by androgen-dependent miniaturization of scalp hair follicles, with scalp dihydrotestosterone (DHT) implicated as a contributingExpand
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Evaluation and treatment of male and female pattern hair loss.
Whether the thinning that occurs after age 50 to60 is all androgen related or is secondary to some other factor related to aging is not entirely clear.•Asian, Native American, and many men of AfricanExpand
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A multicenter, randomized, placebo-controlled, double-blind clinical trial of a novel formulation of 5% minoxidil topical foam versus placebo in the treatment of androgenetic alopecia in men.
BACKGROUND An alternative to currently marketed topical minoxidil solutions is desirable. OBJECTIVE To assess the efficacy and safety of a new 5% minoxidil topical formulation in a propyleneExpand
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Histopathologic Evaluation of Alopecias
The alopecias can be broadly classified into nonscarring and scarring forms. The latter are divided into primary and secondary scarring types. In primary scarring alopecias, the hair follicle is theExpand
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The utility of cytokeratin 5/6 in the recognition of cutaneous spindle cell squamous cell carcinoma
Background: Cutaneous spindle cell squamous cell carcinoma (SSCC) is a challenging diagnosis since it may be difficult to distinguish from spindle cell melanoma, leiomyosarcoma and atypicalExpand
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Diffuse hair loss: Its triggers and management
Diffuse hair loss can affect both sexes at any age. Anything that interrupts the normal hair cycle can trigger diffuse hair loss. Triggers include a wide variety of physiologic or emotional stresses,Expand
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Lack of efficacy of finasteride in postmenopausal women with androgenetic alopecia.
BACKGROUND Finasteride, an inhibitor of type 2 5alpha-reductase, decreases serum and scalp dihydrotestosterone (DHT) by inhibiting conversion of testosterone to DHT and has been shown to be effectiveExpand
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Final Report of the Safety Assessment of Methylisothiazolinone
Methylisothiazolinone (MIT) is a heterocyclic organic compound used as a preservative in cosmetics and personal care products in concentrations up to 0.01%. MIT is a colorless, clear liquid with aExpand
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A histologic review of 27 patients with lichen planopilaris.
BACKGROUND Lichen planopilaris (LPP) is a potential trichologic emergency that can result in permanent scarring alopecia. Histopathology is a key component of the diagnostic work-up. OBJECTIVE ToExpand
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