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Eyebrow loss: clinical review.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  18039016     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Loss of eyebrow hair may come to the attention of the dermatologist as a presenting complaint or as an unexpected finding on routine physical examination. Because eyebrows serve important cosmetic and social roles, their loss can be quite distressing to patients. While eyebrow loss may be an isolated finding of no medical consequence, it may also be an initial manifestation of a systemic condition. Loss of eyebrows has numerous causes including primary dermatoses, endocrinopathies, autoimmune conditions, infections, neoplasms, trauma, exogenous agents, and genetic diseases. We present a systemic review of eyebrow loss, including an algorithm that can be used to direct the work-up of patients presenting with this condition.
Nicole Velez; Pooja Khera; Joseph C English
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  American journal of clinical dermatology     Volume:  8     ISSN:  1175-0561     ISO Abbreviation:  Am J Clin Dermatol     Publication Date:  2007  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2007-11-27     Completed Date:  2008-02-14     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  100895290     Medline TA:  Am J Clin Dermatol     Country:  New Zealand    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  337-46     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Dermatology, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15232, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Alopecia / diagnosis,  etiology*,  therapy
Eyebrows* / physiopathology

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