Published Date: February 27, 2023

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[Translated article] Trichoscopy: An Update


Authors: L Fernández-Domper, M Ballesteros-Redondo, S Vañó-Galván


Actas Dermosifiliogr. 2023 Apr;114(4):T327-T333. doi: 10.1016/j.ad.2023.02.006. Epub 2023 Feb 25.

ABSTRACT

Trichoscopy is a simple, noninvasive office procedure that can be performed using a handheld or digital dermatoscope. This tool has gained popularity in recent years, because it provides useful diagnostic information for hair loss and scalp disorders by enabling the visualization and identification of distinctive signs and structures. We present an updated review of the trichoscopic features described for some of the most common hair loss disorders seen in clinical practice. Dermatologists should be familiar with these helpful features, as they can significantly aid the diagnosis and follow-up of numerous conditions, such as alopecia areata, trichotillomania, and frontal fibrosing alopecia.

PMID: 36848957DOI: 10.1016/j.ad.2023.02.006