Hair Findings Board Review

December 2011 | Volume 10 | Issue 12 | Features | 1464 | Copyright © December 2011

Abstract

INTRODUCTION

Hair is an important epidermal appendage. Scrutiny of the hair shaft can offer key insights into underlying diseases, ranging from mere interesting variants with no systemic complications to infections, infestations, and genetic syndromes. It behooves the future dermatologist to have a comprehensive understanding of hair shaft abnormalities, not only for boards review but also for everyday clinical practice.
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