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Comprehensive Overview and Treatment Update on Hair Loss

Author(s): Katlein França | Thiago Saldanha Rodrigues | Jennifer Ledon | Jessica Savas | Anna Chacon

Journal: Journal of Cosmetics, Dermatological Sciences and Applications
ISSN 2161-4105

Volume: 03;
Issue: 03;
Start page: 1;
Date: 2013;
Original page

Keywords: Hair Loss | Alopecia | Telogen Effluvium | Trichotillomania

Hair loss is one of the most common complaints among all patients consulting a dermatologist and is usually associated with severe psychological disturbances, distress and symptoms of depression. [1-3]. It can be temporary or long lasting. Diagnosis of hair loss is based on detailed clinical history, physical exam, clinical diagnostic tests, laboratory testing, and scalp biopsy, which may be necessary to confirm some diagnoses. This article presents an overview of the most common clinical causes of hair loss and provides updated information on the current available therapeutic options for these disorders.
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