Female pattern alopecia and telogen effluvium: figuring out diffuse alopecia.

Diffuse hair loss in women causes a significant impact on quality of life, reduces self-esteem, and increases stress. One of the major challenges when evaluating patients with diffuse hair loss is to determine whether you are dealing with either female pattern alopecia, telogen effluvium, or both, as they can coexist. Establishing the correct diagnosis is mandatory for optimal patient care. This article will highlight how to distinguish between and properly manage these 2 conditions.
AuthorsFernanda Torres, Antonella Tosti
JournalSeminars in cutaneous medicine and surgery (Semin Cutan Med Surg) Vol. 34 Issue 2 Pg. 67-71 (Jun 2015) ISSN: 1085-5629 [Print] United States
PMID26176282 (Publication Type: Journal Article)
Copyright©2015 Frontline Medical Communications.

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