2nd Edition

An Atlas of Hair Pathology with Clinical Correlations

ISBN 9781841847337
Published May 24, 2012 by CRC Press
216 Pages 552 Color & 2 B/W Illustrations

USD $220.00

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Book Description

Diagnosing and treating hair disorders is still a subject that is rarely or only superficially covered in residency training. Hence, dermatopathologists and clinical dermatologists often find a gap in their knowledge. A new edition of an acclaimed text, An Atlas of Hair Pathology with Clinical Correlations, Second Edition bridges this gap and serves as a primer, an atlas, and a reference.


  • Supplies basic information on anatomy
  • Examines clinical features that provide a clinical / pathological correlation
  • Details the practical processes of evaluating specimens
  • Includes new photographs demonstrating basic and advanced histologic features of hair disease
  • Explores several new diagnoses

Disorders in this edition include senescent balding, loose anagen hair syndrome, psoriatic alopecia, and psoriatic alopecia, and chemotherapy-induced alopecia. The book also contains a glossary of terms related to hair pathology.

Table of Contents

Using this Book
Specimen Acquisition, Handling, and Processing
Normal Hair Anatomy and Architecture
Evaluating and Describing Transverse (Horizontal) Sections
Classification of Hair Disease
Distinctive or Critical Histological Features and Associated Diseases
Clinical Correlation
Senescent Balding ('Senile Alopecia')
Androgenetic Alopecia
Telogen Effluvium
Traction Alopecia
Postoperative (Pressure-Induced) Alopecia
Temporal Triangular Alopecia
Alopecia Areata
Psoriatic Alopecia
Tumor Necrosis Factor-alpha Inhibitor Associated Psoriaform Alopecia (Drug-induced Psoriaform Alopecia)
Syphilitic Alopecia
Non-scarring Alopecia from SLE
Loose Anagen Hair Syndrome
Central, Centrifugal Cicatricial Alopecia
Acne Keloidis
Folliculitis Decalvans
Tufted folliculitis
Lichen Planopilaris
Frontal Fibrosing Alopecia
Chronic Cutaneous Lupus Erythematosus
Dissecting Cellulitis of the Scalp
Erosive Pustular Dermatosis
Brocq's Alopecia (Pseudopelade of Brocq) and End-stage Cicatricial Alopecia
Aplasia Cutis Congenita of the Scalp
Tinea Capitis
Trichodysplasia of Immunosuppression
Chemotherapy-induced Alopecia
Overview of Hair Shaft Disorders
Glossary of Hair Pathology Terms

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Leonard C Sperling:, MD, COL, MC USA,
Professor of Dermatology and Pathology
Chair of Dermatology at the Uniformed Services University
Bethesda, Maryland, USA

Shawn Cooper: MD
Department of Dermatology
Yale University
New Haven, Connecticut, USA

Eleanor Knopp: MD
Department of Dermatology
Yale University
New Haven, Connecticut, USA


"This book comprehensively addresses the subject of hair pathology. The excellent collection of images and detailed explanation of the clinical conditions will prove invaluable to any budding practitioner of the art and science of "trichopathology."