Practice and Educational Gaps in Dermatology: Disorders of the Hair

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Abstract

Clinical practice gaps exist in the care of hair patients. Attitude gaps include a relative lack of dermatologists interested in caring for patients with hair complaints, a potential underestimation of the effect of hair disorders on the quality of patients’ lives, and potential failure to recognize the presentation of body dysmorphic disorder among patients with hair complaints. Knowledge gaps regarding the prevalence and presentation of hair loss disorders may lead to a delay in diagnosis and treatment of hair patients. Skill gaps in physical examination, particularly with dermoscopy of the scalp and hair, may affect the care of hair patients.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)275-279
Number of pages5
JournalDermatologic clinics
Volume34
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Jul 1 2016

Keywords

  • Dermoscopy of the scalp and hair
  • Hair patients
  • Practice gaps

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Dermatology

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