Differential Diagnosis of Male and Female Pattern Hair Loss

  • Eileen Tan


Pattern hair loss may present as a diagnostic challenge. This chapter reviews common non-cicatricial and cicatricial alopecia. A clinical approach outlining the pertinent history, physical examination, and appropriate diagnostic tests is presented. This allows the clinician to make an accurate diagnosis and provide appropriate medical and/or surgical restoration.


Androgenetic alopecia Telogen effluvium Alopecia areata Cicatricial alopecia Scalp dermoscopy 



Dr. Eileen Tan has nothing to disclose. Unless otherwise indicated, the clinical images are courtesy of Dr. Eileen Tan.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.MRCP(UK), Dermatologist, Eileen Tan Skin, Laser and Hair Transplant Clinic, Mount Elizabeth Novena HospitalSingaporeSingapore

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