Monitoring Hair and Scalp Diseases

  • Lidia Rudnicka
  • Adriana Rakowska
  • Ana Maria Costa Pinheiro


Monitoring disease activity and treatment efficacy with trichoscopy is a new field of exploration. Available data show that the method may be useful in monitoring tinea capitis, scalp psoriasis, alopecia areata, androgenetic alopecia, telogen effluvium, and other hair and scalp diseases, making trichoscopy a helpful tool beyond clinical practice. This technique also may be applied in research and clinical trials.


Alopecia areata Androgenetic alopecia Clinical trials Management Monitoring Psoriasis Research Telogen effluvium Tinea capitis Therapy Treatment 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Lidia Rudnicka
    • 1
    • 2
  • Adriana Rakowska
    • 3
  • Ana Maria Costa Pinheiro
    • 4
  1. 1.Faculty of Health SciencesMedical University of WarsawWarsawPoland
  2. 2.Department of DermatologyCSK MSWWarsawPoland
  3. 3.Department of DermatologyCSK MSWWarsawPoland
  4. 4.Department of Internal MedicineHospital Universitario de BrasiliaBrasiliaBrazil

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