A comparative study of hair shafts in scalp psoriasis and seborrheic dermatitis using atomic force microscopy.

@article{Kim2013ACS,
  title={A comparative study of hair shafts in scalp psoriasis and seborrheic dermatitis using atomic force microscopy.},
  author={Kyung Sook Kim and Min Kyung Shin and J J Ahn and Choong Rim Haw and Hun-Kuk Park},
  journal={Skin research and technology : official journal of International Society for Bioengineering and the Skin (ISBS) [and] International Society for Digital Imaging of Skin (ISDIS) [and] International Society for Skin Imaging},
  year={2013},
  volume={19 1},
  pages={e60-4}
}
BACKGROUND As the inflammatory scalp conditions share similar clinical manifestations of scaling, inflammation, and pruritus, the differential diagnosis of these lesions; especially between scalp psoriasis (SP) and seborrheic dermatitis (SD) is sometimes difficult. OBJECTIVES The aim of this study was to investigate the differences on the hair surface in SP and SD for a clinical diagnosis, using atomic force microscopy (AFM). METHODS The hair shafts of 14 patients and 28 patients with SP… CONTINUE READING