Value of Trichoscopy Versus Trichogram for Diagnosis of Female Androgenetic Alopecia

@inproceedings{Galliker2012ValueOT,
  title={Value of Trichoscopy Versus Trichogram for Diagnosis of Female Androgenetic Alopecia},
  author={Nadja A Galliker and Ralph Michel Tr{\"u}eb},
  booktitle={International journal of trichology},
  year={2012}
}
BACKGROUND Female androgenetic alopecia (FAGA) is a frequent cause of hair loss in women. Standard diagnostic methods are clinical inspection, pull test, and trichogram. It has been suggested that scalp dermoscopy (trichoscopy) revealing diversity of hair shaft diameter >20% is diagnostic of FAGA. OBJECTIVE To evaluate the value of trichoscopy as compared to the trichogram for the diagnosis of FAGA. PATIENTS AND METHODS Retrospective case study of 162 women with the complaint of hair loss… CONTINUE READING
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