Alopecia: absence of hair from areas where it normally grows
Anagen phase: growing hairs, 90% scalp hair follicles at any time, lasts 2 to 6 years
Catagen phase: regression of follic...
Description of hair loss problem: rate of loss, duration, location, degree of hair loss, other symptoms including pruritus, infection, hair care, and treatments
Consider potential harms and benefits to the patient prior to treatment. Many will gain an improved quality of life that is of benefit (2)[A].
Stop any possible medication cau...
Androgenic alopecia: Prognosis depends on r...
Hyperthyroidism; Lichen Planus; Lupus Erythematosus, Systemic (SLE); Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS); Syphilis; Tinea (Capitis, Corporis, Cruris)
L65.9 Nonscarring hair loss, unspecified
L64.9 Androgenic alopecia, unspecified
L63.9 Alopecia areata, unspecified
L63.0 Alopecia (capitis) totalis
L63.1 Alopecia universalis
L64.8 Other androge...
History and physical are necessary in determining type of alopecia for appropriate treatment.
Treatment of underlying medical condition or removal of triggering medication will often re...
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