The diagnosis and management of alopecia

M. H. Motswaledi, K. Mathekga

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Alopecia refers to loss of hair from the scalp or other hair-bearing areas of the body. Alopecia has a significant impact on quality of life. It is commonly associated with loss of self-esteem and emotional stress. It can be non-scarring (noncicatricial) and reversible, or scarring (cicatricial) and often permanent.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)478-480
Number of pages3
JournalSouth African Family Practice
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - 2012


  • Alopecia
  • Diagnosis
  • Management
  • Skin disorder


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