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Hair Loss in Children

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Abstract

• Hair loss in children comprises a broad spectrum of disorders.

• Hair shaft defects with increased fragility simulate hair loss and should be considered in children with abnormal hair growth.

• Hair loss may present as localized, patchy or as diffuse alopecia.

• Close inspection of the scalp helps to further differentiate between non-scarring alopecia and scarring alopecia.

• In children, a thorough clinical examination is mandatory in all forms of hair loss to detect associated anomalies or diseases.

• Interdisciplinary work up is often required in children with hair loss.

• Careful guidance of the parents is needed to support coping with the diseases.

Keywords

  • Hair Loss
  • Alopecia Areata
  • Tinea Capitis
  • Ectodermal Dysplasia
  • Menkes Disease

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Garcia Bartels, N., Blume-Peytavi, U. (2008). Hair Loss in Children. In: Blume-Peytavi, U., Tosti, A., Trüeb, R. (eds) Hair Growth and Disorders. Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-540-46911-7_14

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