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Dermoscopy of the Hair and Nails

2nd Edition

Edited by Antonella Tosti

CRC Press

220 pages | 623 Color Illus.

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When the first edition of this pioneering text was published, only a few dermatologists were trained to utilize the dermatoscope for the diagnosis and follow-up of hair diseases. The technique is now more popular worldwide, prompting the development of this updated second edition, which now includes a section devoted entirely to nail dermoscopy and also covers many hair disorders that were not previously discussed.

Topics covered includealopecias, hair shaft disorders, hair root evaluation, pediatric hair disorders, hair weathering, inflammatory scalp disorders, infections, dermoscopy of the black scalp, body hair disorders, and dermoscopy-guided biopsies.

Also covered is dermoscopy of the nail plate, the proximal nail fold, the hyponychium, and the distal edge of the nail plate. The book discusses inflammatory nail disorders, traumatic nail disorders, onychomycosis, melanonychia, and nail tumors. This essential new edition facilitates diagnosis of hair disorders and provides clinicians with important clues about disease stage and progression.


"The book first addresses dermoscopic findings in hair disease, including alopecias, hair shaft disorders, infections, infestations, and inflammatory diseases … [it] is a worthy contribution to the field of dermatology."

—Renata H. Mullen, MD, in Doody’s Book Reviews

Table of Contents

Hair and Scalp Dermoscopy

Instruments for Scalp Dermoscopy

Normal Scalp

Trichoscopy Patterns

Non Scarring Alopecias

Primary Scarring Alopecias

Secondary Scarring Alopecias

Hair Shaft Disorders

Pediatric Hair Disorders

Trichoscopy of the Black Scalp

Hair Damage

Systemic Diseases

Inflammatory Scalp Disorders

Infections and Infestations

Body Hair Disorders

Hair Root Evaluation

Dermoscopy Guided Biopsies

Ex Vivo Dermoscopy on Biopsies

Nail Dermoscopy

Dermoscopy of the Nail Plate

Dermoscopy of the Proximal Nail Fold

Dermoscopy of the Hyponichium

Trichoscopy Patterns

Colombina Vincenzi and Antonella Tosti

Normal Scalp

White Scalp

Black Scalp

Instruments and Methods

Colombina Vincenzi and Antonella Tosti

Non Scarring Alopecias

Colombina Vincenzi and Antonella Tosti

Male Pattern Hair Loss

Female Pattern Hair loss

Alopecia Areata

Alopecia Areata Incognito

Acute Telogen Effluvium

Chronic Telogen Effluvium


Dissecting Cellulitis

Chemotherapy Alopecia

Radiotherapy Alopecia

Scarring Alopecias

Lichen Planopilaris

Frontal Fibrosing Alopecia

Discoid Lupus Erythematosus

Folliculitis Decalvans

Acne Keloidalis Nuchae

Central Centrifugal Scarring Alopecia

Traction Alopecia

Secondary Scarring Alopecias

Hair Shaft Disorders


Pili Torti

Pili Trianguli and Canaliculi

Pili Annulati

Trichorrexis Invaginata

Pediatric Hair Disorders

Aplasia Cutis Congenita

Sebaceous Nevus

Congenital Triangular Alopecia

Loose Anagen Hair Syndrome

Short Anagen Hair Syndrome

Traumatic Alopecia

Trichoscopy of the Black Scalp

Androgenetic Alopecia

Alopecia Areata

Alopecia due to Hair Breakage

Tinea Capitis

Traction Alopecia

Dissecting Celllulitis

Central Centrifugal Cicatricial Alopecia

Lichen Planopilaris

Frontal Fibrosing Alopecia

Discoid Lupus Erythematosus

Folliculitis Decalvans

Hair Damage

Trichorrhexis Nodosa


Bubble hair



Camouflage products

Hair cosmetics

Systemic Diseases

Lupus Erythematosus



Cutaneous T Cell Lymphomas

Systemic Amyloidosis

Inflammatory Scalp Disorders

Colombina Vincenzi and Antonella Tosti

Scalp Psoriasis

Seborrhoeic Dermatitis

Contact Dermatitis


Tinea Capitis



Giuseppe Micali, Francesco Lacarrubba, and Anna Elisa Verzì



Body Hair Disorders

Keratosis Pilaris

Trichostasis Spinulosa

Circle Hairs

Rolled Hairs


Hair Root Evaluation

Dermoscopy Guided Biopsies

Ex Vivo Dermoscopy

Dermoscopy of Canine and Feline Alopecia

Fabia Scarampella and Giordana Zanna

Dermoscopic Features in Normal Dogs and Cats

Folliculitis Induced by Intraluminal Organisms

Canine Demodicosis

Canine and Feline Dermatophytosis

Canine Superficial Bacterial Folliculitis

Canine Pattern Alopecia

Feline Self-induced Alopecia

Dermoscopy of the Nail Plate

Dermoscopy of the Proximal Nail Fold

Dermoscopy of the Hyponychium

Dermoscopy of the Distal Edge

Inflammatory nail disorders

Nail Psoriasis

Nail Lichen Planus

Alopecia Areata

Traumatic nail disorders





Brittle Nails


Nail tumors



Glomus Tumor

Mixoid Cyst


Pyogenic Granuloma

Bowen’s Disease/SCC


Melanocyte Activation



Intraoperative Dermoscopy

Connective Tissue Diseases


About the Editor

Edited by

Antonella Tosti, MD, is a professor of clinical dermatology at the University of Miami Health System. She is a worldwide recognized expert in hair and nail disorders and has been invited to lecture at major international conferences. She is the author of Dermoscopy of Hair and Scalp Disorders, the first hair and scalp dermoscopy atlas ever published. She is also editor of five textbooks on diagnosis and treatment of hair disorders and three textbooks on nail disorders. Dr. Tosti is the main author of the chapter on nail disorders in several major textbooks and an expert in patch testing for diagnosis of contact allergy. Dr. Tosti is member of numerous dermatological societies and is the author or co-author of more than 600 scientific publications.

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
MEDICAL / General
MEDICAL / Dermatology
MEDICAL / Family & General Practice
MEDICAL / Pathology