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Pediatr Dermatol. 2018 Jan;35(1):e68-e69. doi: 10.1111/pde.13327. Epub 2017 Nov 6.

Pediatric severity of alopecia tool.

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1
Division of Pediatrics, Section of Dermatology, Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA, USA.
2
Freelance mathematician, Philadelphia, PA, USA.
3
Shenzhen Children's Hospital, Shenzhen, China.
4
University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA, USA.

Abstract

The Severity of Alopecia Tool serves as a tool for alopecia research and a clinical guideline for following progression of disease. The original Severity of Alopecia Tool score does not take into account pediatric age groups. As new clinical trials for alopecia areata include more children, a more accurate tool should be available for this population. By collecting images from patients 2-21 years of age and aligning the hair-bearing regions of the scalp, we created an adaptation of the Severity of Alopecia Tool for scoring hair loss percentage of the top, parietal, and occipital scalp in individuals 2-5, 6-11, and 12-21 years of age.

PMID:
29105836
DOI:
10.1111/pde.13327
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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