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Publication date: Available online 10 November 2019Source: Actas Dermo-Sifiliográficas (English Edition)Author(s): C. Pindado-Ortega, D. Saceda-Corralo, S. Vañó-Galván
Source: Actas Dermo-Sifiliograficas - Category: Dermatology Source Type: research
Hair loss is not uncommon in children. Common causes include fungal infections, stress, and hair pulling. Learn about causes, treatments, and when to see a doctor, here.
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pediatrics / Children's Health Source Type: news
Conclusions and Relevance: Overlap in immune signaling pathways between AD and chronic pruritus, eczematous eruption of aging, allergic contact dermatitis, chronic hand eczema, alopecia areata, urticaria, eosinophilic annular erythema, bullous pemphigoid and papuloerythroderma of Ofuji make these conditions candidates for dupilumab therapy when standard treatments have failed or are contraindicated. While promising as a therapeutic option, off-label prescribing of dupilumab requires consideration of challenges in insurance authorization and out-of-pocket cost to the patient. PMID: 31693426 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Journal of Dermatological Treatment - Category: Dermatology Tags: J Dermatolog Treat Source Type: research
AbstractAlopecia areata is a chronic inflammatory disease that characterized by round or oval patches of non-scarring hair loss. From the past,Urginea maritima (white squill) was used for the treatment of hair loss in Iranian traditional medicine. We aimed the comparison of Clobetasol lotion and squill extract efficacy in treatment of alopecia areata in a randomized, double-blind clinical trial. The 42 patients were randomized into two groups. Both groups received topical squill and clobetasol lotion twice daily lotion for 12 weeks. Clinical evaluation included size of patches (using 1 ×1 cm2 schablone), total number...
Source: Archives of Dermatological Research - Category: Dermatology Source Type: research
Authors: Hamblin MR Abstract Photobiomodulation (PBM) or low-level laser therapy was discovered over 50 years ago, when Mester in Hungary observed regrowth of hair in mice when irradiated with a ruby laser. At the present time, several different PBM devices are marketed to assist with hair regrowth in alopecia patients. This review covers the three main types of alopecia (androgenetic, areata, and chemotherapy-induced), and discusses the mechanism of action of PBM for each disease. The different devices used (mostly low powered red laser diodes), dosimetry, animal models, and clinical trials are summarized. Cr...
Source: Clinical, Cosmetic and Investigational Dermatology - Category: Dermatology Tags: Clin Cosmet Investig Dermatol Source Type: research
Authors: Rebora A Abstract Excessive hair shedding is a common and alarming phenomenon, usually complained about by women. The disorder, named telogen effluvium (TE), bears several problems which are discussed in this essay. They are as follows: 1) how profuse a hair loss must be for TE to be diagnosed; 2) its heterogeneity that needs to be properly classified; 3) its distinction from androgenetic alopecia (AGA) with which it is often associated; 4) its main symptom, trichodynia, which is unclear how frequent and how diagnostic could be; 5) why histopathology has been reported to be nonspecific; and 6) its manageme...
Source: Clinical, Cosmetic and Investigational Dermatology - Category: Dermatology Tags: Clin Cosmet Investig Dermatol Source Type: research
Fibrosing Alopecia in a Pattern Distribution and Cicatricial Pattern Hair Loss are recently described forms of Lichen Planopilaris, characterized by pattern hair loss and destruction of miniaturized/intermediate hair follicles. A new variant of Lichen Planopilaris is described with small alopecic areas appearing diffusely throughout the scalp due to destruction of terminal follicles. In patients with diffuse hair thinning and a long lasting history of scalp erythema, itching or dysesthesia, it is strongly recommended to perform a trichoscopy-guided biopsy.
Source: Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology - Category: Dermatology Authors: Source Type: research
We present a rare case of Lamellar Ichthyosis with bilateral ectropion with left sided corneal ulcer with descemetocele in a four-month-old female child, the youngest ever reported. Ichthyosis is a group of skin disorders characterized by the presence of fish-like scales all over the body[1], [2]. Lamellar Ichthyosis is a rare congenital condition with incidence of 1 in 1000003, affecting males and females equally. Inheritance is Autosomal Recessive3. It involves generalized body as a collodion baby at birth; once the membrane sheds, patient develops large, thick, brown, pasted scales associated with ectropion, eclabium, s...
Source: Saudi Journal of Ophthalmology - Category: Opthalmology Source Type: research
ConclusionsIn our qualitative study, the most common and most bothersome experiences reported by women treated for ovarian cancer were symptoms of bloating, abdominal pain and tiredness; side effects of hair loss, nausea and tiredness/fatigue; and impacts relating to concerns about the future, physical functioning and work limitations. We suggest that clinicians measure these experiences consistently and take them into consideration when making treatment decisions.
Source: The Patient - Patient-Centered Outcomes Research - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: research
Hair loss sometimes occurs if the thyroid gland is not working correctly. An overactive thyroid or an underactive thyroid can both cause hair loss. Treating thyroid-related hair loss involves treating the cause thyroid problem.
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