About this book
Written by leading world experts, Cicatricial Alopecia: An Approach to Diagnosis and Management is the first book on the diagnosis and treatment of primary cicatricial (scarring) alopecia.
The book provides an in-depth discussion of the primary cicatricial alopecias. Initial chapters introduce the subject with detailed and systematic descriptions of clinical assessment of the patient, dermatopathology, medical management, and mechanisms and current research.
The subsequent chapters follow a natural teaching format and begin with a clinical scenario of a patient and clues to the diagnosis, proceed to a general discussion that is extensively illustrated with clinical photographs, and end with practical take-away pearls and suggested readings for those who wish to pursue a topic in greater depth. A final chapter contains contributions by patients that highlight the frustration that many people with cicatricial alopecia experience in finding a physician who can accurately diagnose and treat their disorder.
Dermatologists and dermatology residents and fellows, who are in search of a consummately practical and authoritative volume on the scarring alopecias, will find this book an indispensable addition to their clinical library.
Content Level » Professional/practitioner
Keywords » Alopecia - Cicatricial alopecia - Folliculitis - Graham Little syndrome - Hair loss - Pseudopelade - Scarring
Related subjects » Dermatology - Medicine
Authors & Editors
Vera H. Price, MD, FRCP(C), is Professor of Dermatology at the University of California, San Francisco School of Medicine. She is Director of the UCSF Hair Research Center and Director of the UCSF Hair and Nail Clinic. She is a past Director of the American Academy of Dermatology, co-founder of the National Alopecia Areata Foundation and the Cicatricial Alopecia Research Foundation. She is a founding member and a past president of the North American Hair Research Society, and in 2004 was awarded the Women’s Dermatologic Society’s Mentor of the Year award in recognition of a commitment to sharing her knowledge through mentorship. She also has received three American Academy of Dermatology Gold Triangle Awards for excellence in public education of dermatologic issues.
Paradi Mirmirani, MD, is Assistant Professor of Dermatology at the University of California, San Francisco School of Medicine, Adjunct Assistant Professor of Dermatology at Case Western Reserve University, and a staff physician in the Department of Dermatology, The Permanente Medical Group, Vallejo, CA. She is a Director of the North American Hair Research Society, Scientific Advisor for the Cicatricial Alopecia Research Foundation, and a member of the Women’s Dermatologic Society.