General evaluation of the patient with alopecia

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Abstract

The evaluation of the patient with alopecia is a multistep process that comprises obtaining a good medical history, performing the clinical examination with a special emphasis on the examination of cut and plucked hair, doing a scalp biopsy, and ordering appropriate laboratory studies. Genetic counseling may be given if it is requested.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)483-489
Number of pages7
JournalDermatologic Clinics
Volume5
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - 1987

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