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Hair Highlights: Common and Challenging Hair Loss Disorders
Tuesday, March 05
7:15 AM - 8:45 AM
Mary H. Lien, MD, FAAD - Handout
Following this course, the attendee should be able to:
- Select the most appropriate clinical tests to evaluate hair loss.
- Diagnose the different types of alopecia more effectively.
- Utilize the most appropriate treatments to manage the common and challenging hair loss patients.
We all aim to maximize the efficiency and to reduce the frustration of the 15-minute alopecia visit. This session will guide providers in ordering the appropriate clinical tests to evaluate hair loss patients. Clinical presentations of non-scarring and scarring alopecias will be reviewed. The correct tissue sampling techniques for various alopecias and ethnicities, as well as tissue sectioning preferences, will be discussed. This session will be informative for dermatologists who are interested in honing their diagnostic and therapeutic skills in managing hair loss patients.