Role of Trichoscopy in Children's Scalp and Hair Disorders

    August 2013 in “Pediatric Dermatology
    André Lencastre, Antonella Tosti
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    TLDR Trichoscopy is good for diagnosing and monitoring hair and scalp problems in children but needs more research for certain conditions.
    The document reviewed the effectiveness of trichoscopy, a noninvasive diagnostic tool, in diagnosing and managing scalp and hair disorders in children. It noted that trichoscopy is well-received by children and parents for its painless application and is useful for identifying hair shaft diseases and differentiating between various conditions such as alopecia areata, androgenetic alopecia, and others. Key trichoscopic features of these disorders were described, such as yellow dots, black dots, and hair diameter diversity. However, the review also mentioned that trichoscopy has limitations and is not useful for diagnosing conditions like loose anagen hair syndrome and short anagen hair syndrome. The document concluded that trichoscopy is valuable for diagnosis and monitoring of pediatric hair disorders but highlighted the need for more research, especially in cicatricial alopecias and inflammatory scalp diseases in children.
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