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Hair Loss in Pediatric Patients with Skin of Color
Pediatric Hair Loss
by Emily Murphy, MD on
Hair is part of our identity and hair loss is therefore particularly distressing to patients. With so many potential causes of hair loss, our expertise as dermatologists is desperately needed, especially among pediatric patients where hair loss can be even more concerning to patients and their parents. To help us examine, diagnose, and counsel pediatric patients with hair loss, we were lucky to ha …
It’s Mnemonic Monday! Trichorrhexis Nodosa
Trichorrhexis Nodosa
by NEXT STEPS IN DERM TEAM on
On this Mnemonic Monday, we challenge you to remember conditions associated with trichorrhexis nodosa with the following mnemonic: TNN-MATCH TN-Trichorrhexis nodosa N-Netherton M-Menkey’s kinky hair A-Arginosuccinic aciduria T-Trichothiodystrophy C-Citrullinemia H-Hair Click HERE to download or print your mnemonic card. Study More! Need a refresher on hair shaft abnormali …
Lichen Planopilaris and Frontal Fibrosing Alopecia: Treatment Algorithms
lichen planopilaris and frontal fibrosing alopecia
by Jacqueline McKesey, MD, MS on
Dr. Jerry Shapiro, or the “Lord of the Hair” (as described by ODAC conference co-chair Dr. Adam Friedman) provided us with an A to Z overview of frontal fibrosing alopecia (FFA) and lichen planopilaris (LPP) as well royalty-worthy pearls and treatment updates. Before we start, here are my favorite quotes from Dr. Shapiro, which also serve as a great summary of his wonderful lecture: “Fro …
SOCU 2020 Pearls Galore: AD, HS, Hair Care in SOC, and Medication Compliance Among Teens
HS, AD, Alopecia in SOC
by Shweta Shukla, MD on
The following is a summary of one of the many Q&A sessions held during the 2020 Skin of Color Virtual Update. During this particular session, questions were moderated by SOCU Co-Chair Dr. Andrew Alexis and answered by Drs. Ginette Okoye and Candrice Heath. The audience posed important questions and the faculty offered insightful answers regarding atopic dermatitis, hidradenitis suppurativa, h …
More than Splitting Hairs: Diagnosing Alopecia in Skin of Color
Alopecia in SOC
by Edita Newton, MD on
Just as hair types often differ among different ethnicities, the prevalence and presentation of dermatological diseases affecting the hair and scalp can also be diverse. These are attributed to innate hair shaft differences, hair styling practices, genetic influence, and inflammatory co-morbidities.  Differentiating scarring alopecia from other types of hair loss is especially critical in develop …