Fringe - All About Hair

This blog explores topics in 'Trichology' (the orthodox sciences of human hair). We welcome you either as an interested visitor or a prospective student seeking to study trichology to share your comments and experience. As the archives continue to accumulate, probably at some point they will become a useful reference for all. This hair loss forum may help you to grow hair too!


Pseudopelade of Brocq


This middle aged female patient presented to me with diffuse long standing alopecia mainly involving the vertex. The hair scope revealed peri follicular scaling without significant thinning of the shaft. Clinically peri follicular erythema was also evident. My diagnosis was Lichen Plano Pilaris (LPP). Since histopathological evidence is not available, this can be categorized as pseudopelade of Brocq also.
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Alopecia areata

This patient presented with an alopecia areata patch over frontal scalp. She also had unilateral loss of lateral eyebrows. An exclamation mark hair as seen through hair scope is marked with red arrows. When intralesional corticosteroids are used, low concentrations are typically injected into eyebrows or facial skin and the highest concentration is used on the scalp.
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As a Dermatologist and Informatician my research mainly involves application of bioinformatics techniques and tools in dermatological conditions. However my research interests are varied and I have publications in areas ranging from artificial intelligence, sequence analysis, systems biology, ontology development, microarray analysis, immunology, computational biology and clinical dermatology. I am also interested in eHealth, Health Informatics and Health Policy.

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