By Leonard C. Sperling
Diagnosing and treating hair issues is an integral part of either clinical and beauty dermatology perform. because it is a topic that's hardly ever or in basic terms superficially coated in the course of residency education, the pathologists and dermatopathologists who needs to evaluation specimens submitted with a scientific analysis of hair disorder frequently discover a hole of their wisdom. The filing dermatologist often needs to act as pathologist in addition to clinician. greater than only a e-book on hair affliction, An Atlas of Hair Pathology with medical Correlations bridges that hole. the 1st complete evaluate of the microscopic pathology of hair affliction, this e-book serves as a primer, an atlas, and a reference. As a primer, it experiences very easy info, together with hair anatomy and the "nuts and bolts" of processing and comparing specimens. As an atlas, it truly is wealthy in photos demonstrating easy and complicated histologic beneficial properties of hair disorder. And, as a reference, it comprises up to date info and a evaluate of simple medical positive factors that supply a clinical-pathologic correlation. With 365 illustrations from the author's own number of slides, An Atlas of Hair Pathology with medical Correlations is the main whole and "user-friendly" source on hair pathology on hand.
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A suture color that contrasts with the patient’s hair will assist in suture removal 1 week after the biopsy is performed. SPECIMEN ACQUISITION, HANDLING AND PROCESSING 33 HANDLING Once obtained, the scalp biopsy specimen should be allowed to fix in formalin for at least 24 hours before sectioning. Biopsy specimens obtained for direct immunofluorescence testing should of course be placed in the appropriate transport solution. PROCESSING The required tools include a sharp blade, a blade holder, a pair of fine-toothed forceps, marking ink, a cotton-tipped applicator and the standard plastic specimen cassette.
Diagnostic and predictive value of horizontal sections of scalp biopsy specimens in male pattern androgenetic alopecia. J Am Acad Dermatol 1993; 28: 755–63 Whiting DA, Howsden FL. Color Atlas of Differential Diagnosis of Hair Loss. Cedar Grove, NJ: Canfield Publishing, 1996 CHAPTER 4 Classif ication of hair disease Various classification schemes for alopecia exist, but all are imperfect. Most forms of alopecia demonstrate at least some overlapping clinical and histological features. This overlap blurs the distinction between diseases, making classification difficult.
4). 3, this specimen was taken from a ‘bald’ spot of alopecia areata, but normal or nearly normal numbers of follicles were present. In this case it was because of a massive conversion to telogen hairs. 5 Miniaturized hairs in a patient with temporal triangular alopecia. 02 mm. 5 (normal, perilesional skin). 12 mm. 7 Increased percentage of catagen/telogen hairs in a patient with telogen effluvium. The majority of hairs are terminal (large) hairs, but when all follicles are counted, 30% are in the catagen/telogen phase.
An Atlas of Hair Pathology with Clinical Correlations (The Encyclopedia of Visual Medicine Series) by Leonard C. Sperling