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An Atlas of Hair Pathology with Clinical Correlations

2nd Edition

By Leonard C Sperling, Shawn E. Cowper, Eleanor A. Knopp

CRC Press

216 pages | 552 Color Illus. | 2 B/W Illus.

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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.


"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."


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

About the Authors

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

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
MEDICAL / General
MEDICAL / Dermatology
MEDICAL / Pathology