Chronic telogen effluvium and female pattern hair loss are separate and distinct forms of alopecia: a histomorphometric and immunohistochemical analysis.

@article{Bittencourt2014ChronicTE,
  title={Chronic telogen effluvium and female pattern hair loss are separate and distinct forms of alopecia: a histomorphometric and immunohistochemical analysis.},
  author={Celia Soares Bittencourt and Daniela Andrade Ferraro and T{\^a}nia Cristina Benetti Soares and Aparecida Machado de Moraes and Maria Let{\'i}cia Cintra},
  journal={Clinical and experimental dermatology},
  year={2014},
  volume={39 8},
  pages={868-73}
}
BACKGROUND Chronic telogen effluvium (CTE), a poorly understood condition, can be confused with or may be a prodrome to female pattern hair loss (FPHL). The pathogenesis of both is related to follicle cycle shortening and possibly to blood supply changes. AIM To analyze a number of histomorphometric and immunohistochemical findings through vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF), Ki-67, and CD31 immunostaining in scalp biopsies of 20 patients with CTE, 17 patients with mild FPHL and 9… CONTINUE READING
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