Shawn E Cowper

Guest Editor for the following articles:

Mar
2006
Vol. 25. No. 1

Alopecia, Introduction

Shawn E Cowper, MD

This issue of Seminars in Cutaneous Medicine and Surgery is devoted to summarizing our current state of knowledge in
the diagnosis and management of hair loss.

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Mar
2006
Vol. 25. No. 1

Biology of the Hair Follicle: The Basics

Karoline Krause, MD

The mammalian hair follicle represents a unique, highly regenerative neuroectodermal– mesodermal interaction system that contains numerous stem cells. It is the only organ in the mammalian organism that undergoes life-long cycles of rapid growth (anagen), regression (catagen), and resting periods (telogen).

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Mar
2006
Vol. 25. No. 1

Clinical Approach to the Patient With Alopecia

Amy Han, MD

Hair shaft abnormalities are fascinating and can provide a diagnostic challenge. PDF NOT AVAILABLE. Contact susanhite@frontlinemedcom.com for a copy of the article.

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Mar
2006
Vol. 25. No. 1

Office Diagnosis of Hair Shaft Defects

David A Whiting, ME, FACP, FRCP (Ed) | Lady C Dy, MD

Hair shaft abnormalities are fascinating and can provide a diagnostic challenge. Current knowledge of structural changes in hair has been amplified by scanning and transmission electron microscopy (SEM and TEM). PDF NOT AVAILABLE. Contact susanhite@frontlinemedcom.com for a copy of the article.

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Mar
2006
Vol. 25. No. 1

The Histopathology of Noncicatricial Alopecia

Grant Eudy, MD

During the past 2 decades, the use of transverse sections in the evaluation of scalp biopsy specimens has led to a better understanding of the histopathologic changes in both cicatricial and noncicatricial alopecia.

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