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Hair and Scalp Diseases


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Human Hair. Evaluation Techniques. Photographic Imaging in Hair Loss. Hair Follicle Anatomy in Human Scalp Biopsies. Nonmedicated Grooming Products and Beauty Treatments. Dandruff and Seborrheic Dermatitis. Alopecia Areata. Androgenetic Alopecia. Telogen Effluvium. Cicatricial Alopecia. Structural Hair Abnormalities. Scalp Prostheses: Wigs, Hairpieces, Extensions, and Scalp-Covering Cosmetics. Hair Transplantation. Alternative Treatments for Hair Loss. Hirsutism and Hypertrichosis. Light-Assisted Hair Removal. Allergic Contact Dermatitis. The Biopsychological Aspects of Hair Disease. Sources of Alopecia Information. Approach to the Patient with Alopecia.

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AMY J. MCMICHAEL is Associate Professor and Dermatology Residency Program Director, Department of Dermatology, Wake Forest University School of Medicine, Winston-Salem, North Carolina. Dr. McMichael received her M.D. from the University of Pennsylvania, School of Medicine, Philadelphia, and her post-doctoral training consisted of an Internship in Internal Medicine, Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, Philadelphia Pennsylvania, Dermatology Residency, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, and advanced training in Epidemiology, Wake Forest University School of Medicine. Her research focuses on hair and scalp disorders and skin disease of deeply pigmented skin. She is on the Editorial Board of Cosmetic Dermatology, is the CME editor of Skin & Aging, and has served as a consultant to the pharmaceutical industry. Dr. McMichael also sits on the board of directors for the Women's Dermatology Society and is a Fellow of the American Academy of Dermatology. MARIA K. HORDINSKY is Professor and Chair of the Department of Dermatology at the University of Minnesota, Minneapolis. She received her B.A. from Fordham University, New York, and her M.D. from the University of North Dakota, Grand Forks. She completed her first post-graduate year at Henry Ford Hospital, Detroit Michigan, and her dermatology residency at the University of Minnesota. Additional training in dermatology and clinical research was subsequently supported with a fellowship from the Dermatology Foundation and a National Research Service Award from the National Institutes of Health. Dr. Hordinsky is recognized for her expertise and research in hair diseases and the peripheral nervous system as it relates to hair follicle biology. Dr. Hordinsky is a recipient of the Leonard Tow Humanism in Medicine Award, sits on the board of directors of the American Dermatologic Association and is a Fellow of the American Academy of Dermatology.

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