What is the role of dermoscopy in the evaluation of alopecia areata?

Updated: Jun 07, 2018
  • Author: Chantal Bolduc, MD, FRCPC; Chief Editor: Dirk M Elston, MD  more...
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The application of dermoscopy to the evaluation of hair loss is only recently being pioneered. Dermoscopy is safe and simple, and may have great potential in the care of alopecia. However, it's diagnostic accuracy will need to be validated by well-designed studies. [21]


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