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Medicine - Dermatology | Hair Growth and Disorders

Hair Growth and Disorders

Blume-Peytavi, Ulrike, Whiting, David A., Trüeb, Ralph M. (Eds.)

2008, XXVI, 564 p.

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  • Edited and written by world-authorities in their field
  • Well-structured and reader-friendly content with Key Features boxes and Summary for the Clinician
  • Includes basic science and clinical chapters as well as surgery and epilation chapters with consistent style and presentation
  • Lavishly illustrated with color illustrations throughout

Hair disorders have become a central social and psychological issue with increasing demands and expectations from patients. Written by world-renowned experts, this lavishly illustrated textbook provides the latest scientific aspects of hair biology, up-to-date knowledge on hair diagnosis and treatment options as well as hair removal and restoration techniques. The well-structured content is divided into three sections:

  • Basic aspects of hair growth
  • Hair and scalp disorders
  • Fotoepilation, surgery and hair cosmetics

It also contains unique sections on hair at different ages, in art and in forensic investigations as well as ethnic hair.

Content Level » Professional/practitioner

Keywords » alopecia - diagnosis - fotoepilation - hair follicle - hair loss - hypertrichoses - scalp disease

Related subjects » Dermatology - Gynecology - Medicine - Pediatrics - Surgery

Table of contents 

Biology of the Hair Follicle.- The Endocrine Control of the Hair Follicle.- Neuroimmunology of the Hair Follicle.- Biology of Hair Follicle Pigmentation.- Hair Follicle Vascularization and Innervation.- Molecular Genetics of Human Hair Diseases.- Histology of the Human Hair Follicle.- Hair Growth Assessment Techniques.- Male Androgenetic Alopecia.- Female Pattern Hair Loss.- Primary Cicatricial Alopecia.- Secondary Cicatricial and other Permanent Alopecias.- Diffuse Hair Loss.- Hair Loss in Children.- Alopecia Areata.- Hypertrichosis.- Hirsutism.- Scalp Tumors.- Disorders of the Scalp.- Psychocutaneous Disorders of Hair and Scalp.- Photoepilation.- Surgical Treatment of Hair Loss.- Tropical Dermatoses of the Scalp.- African Hair.- Hair Cosmetics.- Natural Products for Hair Care and Treatment.- Hair over the Ages and in Art – The Culture, and Social History of Hair and its Depiction in Art.- Hair in Forensic Medicine.

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