Diseases on Hair Follicles Leading to Hair Loss Part II: Scarring Alopecias

Katharina Wiedemeyer; Wolf-Berhard Schill, MD; Christoph Löser, MD

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Skinmed. 2004;3(5) 

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Conclusion

Scarring usually is a time-consuming process and represents the end stage of a disease. Loss of hair should always be taken seriously because early and adequate treatment of inflammatory processes may prohibit irreversible scarring. It is important not to forget about trichomycoses, although they may have become rare in industrialized countries. For a physician treating patients with hair issues, it should be a challenge to find out the correct cause of increased shedding or alopecia. This may involve the cooperation of general practitioners, internal medicine specialists, and dermatologists.

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