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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

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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 Alopecia ('Senile Alopecia' or 'Senescent Balding'). Androgenetic Alopecia. Telogen Effluvium. Trichotillomania. Traction Alopecia. Postoperative (Pressure-induced) Alopecia. Temporal Triangular Alopecia. Alopecia Areata. Psoriatic Alopecia. Tumor Necrosis Factor-alpha Inhibitor Associated Psoriaform Alopecia (Drug-induced Psoriasiform Alopecia). Syphilitic Alopecia. Noncicatricial 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 (Perifolliculitis Capitis Abscedens et Suffodiens). 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."