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Cicatricial Alopecia

An Approach to Diagnosis and Management

  • Vera Price
  • Paradi Mirmirani

Benefits

  • The first and only book devoted to the diagnosis and management of the primary cicatricial (scarring) alopecias

  • Practical, to-the-point, and profusely illustrated In each chapter: multiple clinical photographs, a clinical scenario, diagnostic clues, general discussion, pearls, and suggested readings

  • Medical management includes guide to drugs and their side effects and common challenges in clinical management

  • Dermatopathology underscores the pivotal role of biopsy in diagnosis and treatment

  • Patient narratives provide special insight into living with the disease

Book

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiii
  2. Vera Price, Paradi Mirmirani
    Pages 1-5
  3. Vera Price, Paradi Mirmirani
    Pages 7-13
  4. Timothy H. McCalmont
    Pages 15-23
  5. Vera Price, Paradi Mirmirani
    Pages 25-29
  6. Vera Price, Paradi Mirmirani
    Pages 31-34
  7. Vera Price, Paradi Mirmirani
    Pages 35-59
  8. Vera Price, Paradi Mirmirani
    Pages 61-68
  9. Vera Price, Paradi Mirmirani
    Pages 69-74
  10. Vera Price, Paradi Mirmirani
    Pages 75-77
  11. Sheila Belkin
    Pages 79-86
  12. Back Matter
    Pages 87-89

About this book

Introduction

Written by leading world experts, Cicatricial Alopecia: An Approach to Diagnosis and Management is the first book on the diagnosis and treatment of primary cicatricial (scarring) alopecia.  

 

The book provides an in-depth discussion of the primary cicatricial alopecias. Initial chapters introduce the subject with detailed and systematic descriptions of clinical assessment of the patient, dermatopathology, medical management, and mechanisms and current research.

 

The subsequent chapters follow a natural teaching format and begin with a clinical scenario of a patient and clues to the diagnosis, proceed to a general discussion that is extensively illustrated with clinical photographs, and end with practical take-away pearls and suggested readings for those who wish to pursue a topic in greater depth.  A final chapter contains contributions by patients that highlight the frustration that many people with cicatricial alopecia experience in finding a physician who can accurately diagnose and treat their disorder.

 

Dermatologists and dermatology residents and fellows, who are in search of a consummately practical and authoritative volume on the scarring alopecias, will find this book an indispensable addition to their clinical library.

Keywords

Alopecia Cicatricial alopecia Folliculitis Graham Little syndrome Hair loss Pseudopelade Scarring

Editors and affiliations

  • Vera Price
    • 1
  • Paradi Mirmirani
    • 2
  1. 1.University of California, San FranciscoProfessor, Department of DermatologySan FranciscoUSA
  2. 2.Department of Dermatology, The Permanente Medical Group, VallejoStaff PhysicianVallejoUSA

About the editors

Vera H. Price, MD, FRCP(C), is Professor of Dermatology at the University of California, San Francisco School of Medicine. She is Director of the UCSF Hair Research Center and Director of the UCSF Hair and Nail Clinic. She is a past Director of the American Academy of Dermatology, co-founder of the National Alopecia Areata Foundation and the Cicatricial Alopecia Research Foundation. She is a founding member and a past president of the North American Hair Research Society, and in 2004 was awarded the Women’s Dermatologic Society’s Mentor of the Year award in recognition of a commitment to sharing her knowledge through mentorship. She also has received three American Academy of Dermatology Gold Triangle Awards for excellence in public education of dermatologic issues.

Paradi Mirmirani, MD, is Assistant Professor of Dermatology at the University of California, San Francisco School of Medicine, Adjunct Assistant Professor of Dermatology at Case Western Reserve University, and a staff physician in the Department of Dermatology, The Permanente Medical Group, Vallejo, CA. She is a Director of the North American Hair Research Society, Scientific Advisor for the Cicatricial Alopecia Research Foundation, and a member of the Women’s Dermatologic Society.

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Cicatricial Alopecia
  • Book Subtitle An Approach to Diagnosis and Management
  • Editors Vera Price
    Paradi Mirmirani
  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4419-8399-2
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media, LLC 2011
  • Publisher Name Springer, New York, NY
  • eBook Packages Medicine Medicine (R0)
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-1-4419-8398-5
  • Softcover ISBN 978-1-4939-4112-4
  • eBook ISBN 978-1-4419-8399-2
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XIII, 89
  • Number of Illustrations 0 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Dermatology
    General Practice / Family Medicine
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Reviews

From the reviews:

“This deceptively slender book has everything you would ever need to know about cicatricial alopecia and more. … would be useful for interested medical students or motivated patients. Both authors are at the forefront of research as well as clinical care in hair disease. … I absolutely love this book. It is complete with no omissions, loaded with clinical information, and very user friendly.” (Renata H. Mullen, Doody’s Review Service, October, 2011)