Alopecia in general medicine

Rajani Nalluri, Matthew Harries

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Abstract

Appreciation of different types of hair loss (alopecia) that may be encountered in hospital medicine is important to ensure accurate diagnosis and management, identify underlying medical conditions or treatments that may present with increased hair loss, recognise autoimmune alopecias and their associations, and understand the significant psychological impact of hair loss on an individual. This article discusses common causes of hair loss, as well as those conditions that may be associated with systemic disease, relevant to a general physician.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)74-78
Number of pages5
JournalClinical Medicine, Journal of the Royal College of Physicians of London
Volume16
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Feb 2016

Keywords

  • alopecia
  • hair loss
  • chemotherapy
  • JAK inhibitors
  • autoimmune

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