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Hair and Scalp Diseases

2008 Edition, February 27, 2008

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Active, Most Current

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ISBN: 978-1-4200-1866-0
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  • Revision: 2008 Edition, February 27, 2008
  • Published Date: February 27, 2008
  • Status: Active, Most Current
  • Document Language: English
  • Published By: CRC Press (CRC)
  • Page Count: 334
  • ANSI Approved: No
  • DoD Adopted: No

Description / Abstract:


Our goals were several in developing and editing Hair and Scalp Diseases: Medical, Surgical, and Cosmetic Treatments. First, we wanted to give the readers of our text a comprehensive view of treatment for each scalp and hair disorder. Rather than follow previous models, we strove to create the quintessential text on treatment of these disorders with a special concentration on ethnicity, hair type, and cultural haircare practices for each entity in a composite fashion. We wanted to impart widely the information that has been accumulated by specialists in the fi eld of hair and scalp disorders and to do so in a way that was easy to follow, practical, and complete. Finally, we strove to enumerate treatments that may go beyond accepted U.S. and international guidelines and incorporate off-label use of medications when data indicates this may be necessary.

We charged our contributors with the challenge of approaching each hair disorder with a therapeutic ladder. The treatment of each disorder begins in the simplest form and becomes more complex, dependent upon patient response, cultural practices, and concomitant disease. We asked each author to create treatment plans that look beyond the best-described treatments to those that incorporate creative, thoughtful approaches to the management of the multitude of hair and scalp disorders that challenge dermatologists. While physicians must be savvy about product inserts for recommended dosage schedules, we asked our contributors to consider how practical and effective treatment may differ from package inserts or must be altered to allow for treatment of a wide range of patients with different hair types.