African hair growth parameters

  title={African hair growth parameters},
  author={Genevi{\`e}ve Loussouarn},
  journal={British Journal of Dermatology},
  • G. Loussouarn
  • Published 1 August 2001
  • Medicine
  • British Journal of Dermatology
Background Hair growth parameters have been studied mostly in caucasian hair, whereas few data on African hair have been reported in the literature. 

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