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Cold Spring Harb Perspect Med. 2014 Mar 1;4(3). pii: a013615. doi: 10.1101/cshperspect.a013615.

An overview of alopecias.

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Department of Dermatology, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, Maryland 21287.

Abstract

Hair loss is a topic of enormous public interest and understanding the pathophysiology and treatment of various alopecias will likely make a large impact on patients' lives. The investigation of alopecias also provides important insight in the basic sciences; for instance, the abundance of stem cell populations and regenerative cycles that characterize a hair follicle render it an excellent model for the study of stem cell biology. This review seeks to provide a concise summary of the major alopecias with regard to presentation and management, and correlate these to recent advances in relevant research on pathogenesis.

PMID:
24591533
PMCID:
PMC3935391
DOI:
10.1101/cshperspect.a013615
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