Alopecia: Causes, Diagnosis and Treatment


Emid T. Miller (Editor)
Mylo D. Allen (Editor)

Series: Dermatology – Laboratory and Clinical Research

Alopecia areata (AA) is a common cause of reversible hair loss afflicting approximately 1-2% of the general population. It commonly presents itself as round patches of hair loss. The etiology of AA is unknown but is characterized by hair cycle dysfunction and the presence of peribulbar and perifollicular mononuclear cell infiltrates. In this book, the authors present current research in the study of the causes, diagnosis and treatment of alopecia. Topics include radiation treatment and alopecia; the psychosocial aspects in alopecia areata; the classification, pathogenesis and treatment in alopecia areata and its genetic basis.

Table of Contents

Table of Contents

Chapter 1 – Radiation Treatment and Alopecia: Past and Present Concerns (pp.1-22)
Authors / Editors: (Paula Boaventura, Dina Pereira, José Teixeira-Gomes, Paula Soares, IPATIMUP (Institute of Molecular Pathology and Immunology), Porto, Portugal, and others)

Chapter 2 – Psychosocial Aspects in Alopecia Areata: Studies on Stress Involvement in Adults and Children (pp.23-44)
Authors / Editors: (Liana Manolache, Cetatea Histria Polyclinic, Bucharest, Romania)

Chapter 3 – The Power of the Gene: The Origin and Impact of Genetic Disorders (pp.45-66)
Authors / Editors: (Naoki Oiso, Akira Kawada, Department of Dermatology, Kinki University Faculty of Medicine, Osaka-Sayama, Osaka, Japan)

Chapter 4 – Alopecia Areata: Treatment Options (pp.67-84)
Authors / Editors: (Emina Kasumagiæ-Halilovic, Nermina Ovcina-Kurtovic, University Clinical Center, Department of Dermatovenerology, Bolnièka, Sarajevo, Bosna i Hercegovina)

Chapter 5 – The Genetic Basis of Alopecia Areata (pp.85-96)
Authors / Editors: (F. Megiorni, M. Carlesimo, A. Pizzuti, A. Rossi, Department of Experimental Medicine, Department of Internal Medicine and Medical Specialities, Sapienza University of Rome, Italy)
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