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Alterations of the Hair Follicle in Hair Diseases

  • H. Pinkus
Conference paper


Hair diseases can be divided into those that lead to deformed hairs, with possible loss through breakage, and into the true alopecias in which hair is lost completely, either temporarily or permanently. In either case, microscopic changes of the hair follicle may be expected (Pinkus and Mehregan 1976).


Hair Root Hair Follicle Elastic Fiber Sebaceous Gland Alopecia Areata 
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© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1981

Authors and Affiliations

  • H. Pinkus
    • 1
  1. 1.Wayne State University School of MedicineDetroitUSA

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