Initial Office Evaluation of Hair Loss in Adult Women

Darla A. Grimes, Olivia Blankenship, Christie Kremer, Sally Reese, Frances Sonstein

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Abstract

Hair loss, or alopecia, occurs in up to 50% of people in their lifetime. Understanding the hair growth cycle is crucial to evaluating hair loss in women and helping them understand the expected course and treatment. Three categories of hair loss are discussed, with the most common presentations of each illustrated. Systemic disorders associated with hair loss and infectious processes and medications are also examined. Identifying and treating underlying medical conditions or removing trigger medications, trauma, or illness will reinstate hair growth without added intervention.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)456-462
Number of pages7
JournalJournal for Nurse Practitioners
Volume7
Issue number6
DOIs
StatePublished - Jun 2011
Externally publishedYes

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Alopecia
Hair
Growth
Wounds and Injuries

Keywords

  • Alopecia
  • Effluvium
  • Female
  • Hair loss

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • LPN and LVN
  • Fundamentals and skills

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Initial Office Evaluation of Hair Loss in Adult Women. / Grimes, Darla A.; Blankenship, Olivia; Kremer, Christie; Reese, Sally; Sonstein, Frances.

In: Journal for Nurse Practitioners, Vol. 7, No. 6, 06.2011, p. 456-462.

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Grimes, Darla A. ; Blankenship, Olivia ; Kremer, Christie ; Reese, Sally ; Sonstein, Frances. / Initial Office Evaluation of Hair Loss in Adult Women. In: Journal for Nurse Practitioners. 2011 ; Vol. 7, No. 6. pp. 456-462.
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