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Session Information

FRM F158 - Diagnosis and Treatment of Scarring Alopecia

Open admission to eligible categories, no tuition or ticket


Date: Tuesday, March 05

CME Credits: 2.00

Location: Room B116/117

Time: 3:30 PM - 5:30 PM

Director: Jeffrey Donovan, MD, PhD, FAAD - Handout

Learning Objectives:
Following this course, the attendee should be able to:

  • Identify important features from a patient’s history and physical examination that support a diagnosis of scarring alopecia
  • Discuss the value of trichoscopy in evaluating scarring alopecia
  • Select appropriate local and systemic treatments for scarring alopecia

Prompt diagnosis of scarring alopecia is important to halt further hair loss. Although the absence of follicular openings is the clinical hallmark of scarring alopecia, it is sometimes possible to diagnose scarring alopecias at earlier stages using a simple, systematic approach. This session is designed to help participants recognize key clinical and pathological features of the primary scarring alopecias. The participant will be able to identify clinical situations that warrant a scalp biopsy, know what to expect and not expect from the biopsy result, and how to initiate treatment.