Handbook of hair in health and disease

  • Editors
  • Victor R. Preedy

Part of the Human Health Handbooks no. 1 book series (HHH, volume 1)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages 1-9
  2. General introduction and overviews

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 11-11
    2. Taneeta Ganguly, Pratima Karnik
      Pages 12-28
    3. Christoph G. Birngruber, Marcel A. Verhoff
      Pages 30-49
    4. Chao-Chun Yang, Antonia Todorova, Wenchieh Chen
      Pages 50-68
    5. Francisco M. Camacho Martínez
      Pages 70-97
    6. Salvador Arias-Santiago, Agustín Buendía-Eisman, María Teresa Gutiérrez-Salmerón, Salvio Serrano-Ortega
      Pages 98-116
    7. Daisy Kopera
      Pages 118-136
    8. Neetu Sabarwal, C K Sudhakar, Rakesh Barik, Sanjay Jain, Dhanila Varkey
      Pages 138-156
  3. Molecular and cellular biology and hair

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 179-179
    2. Yoshihiro Kuwano, Manabu Fujimoto
      Pages 198-215
    3. Elizabeth M. Brooks, James Robertson
      Pages 216-235
  4. Dietary toxicity and pathological history

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 237-237
    2. Simone F. P. Pereira, Johny S. Oliveira, Rajkumar Rajendram
      Pages 238-254
    3. Katarzyna Chojnacka, Marcin Mikulewicz
      Pages 278-292
    4. Anna Capasso, Alberto Loizzo, Sergio Caroli
      Pages 294-315
    5. Maarit Muikku, Weibo Li
      Pages 316-330
    6. Klaus J Petzke, Benjamin T Fuller
      Pages 332-351
  5. Diseases of hair and treatments

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 353-353
    2. Mahyar Ghanaat
      Pages 386-400
    3. Corina J. G. van den Hurk, Wim P. M. Breed, Floortje Mols
      Pages 402-416
    4. Matteo Auriemma, Paolo Amerio
      Pages 418-432
  6. Shampoos and conditioners

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 433-433
    2. Sung Hyun Im
      Pages 434-447
    3. A. Kaszuba, M. Pastuszka
      Pages 448-464
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 477-493

About this book


Hair is a major component of the body's tissue system that contributes to the individual's make up and confers a large degree of personal identity. Apart from its visible façade, hair also has a functional role. It has an unique structure and complex molecular development. The very nature of hair makes it a suitable marker for the prognosis of disease. Hair can also be used to screen for toxins and changes in the diet. However, there are currently no suitable publications available that describe hair in a rational scientific context. This handbook provides an academic approach to hair in health and disease. Divided into five sections the Handbook of Hair in Health and Disease provides an insight into hair growth and loss, molecular and cellular biology of hair, dietary toxicity and pathological history, diseases and treatments of hair, as well as shampoos and conditioners. Unique features of each chapter in this volume include relevant and useful 'Key facts' which highlight interesting or important findings of the specific subjects and 'Summary points' that will give a clear overview of the subjects treated in each chapter.
The Handbook of Hair in Health and Disease will be essential to a variety of users, such as trichologists, doctors and nurses and all those interested or working within the area of hair health. This includes nutritionists and dieticians, scientific beauticians, health workers and practitioners, college and university lecturers and undergraduate and graduate students.

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