Clinical severity does not reliably predict quality of life in women with alopecia areata, telogen effluvium, or androgenic alopecia.

@article{Reid2012ClinicalSD,
  title={Clinical severity does not reliably predict quality of life in women with alopecia areata, telogen effluvium, or androgenic alopecia.},
  author={Erika Elise Reid and Ann Cameron Haley and Judy H Borovicka and Alfred Rademaker and Dennis P. West and Maria Colavincenzo and Heather W. Wickless},
  journal={Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology},
  year={2012},
  volume={66 3},
  pages={e97-102}
}
BACKGROUND Hair loss may significantly impact an individual's self-image, and studies indicate that patients with both clinically apparent and clinically imperceptible hair loss may have significantly decreased quality of life (QoL). Moreover, clinical severity of hair loss does not necessarily predict impact on QoL. OBJECTIVE The aim of this study was to assess QoL in patients (n = 104) with alopecia areata, telogen effluvium, and androgenic alopecia, and to compare QoL with hair loss… CONTINUE READING
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