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    Human Hairless Protein Roles in Skin/Hair and Emerging Connections to Brain and Other Cancers.
    J Cell Biochem 2017 May 23. Epub 2017 May 23.
    Department of Basic Medical Sciences, College of Medicine-Phoenix, University of Arizona. Phoenix, AZ 85004-2153.
    The mammalian hairless protein (HR) is a 130 kDa nuclear transcription factor that is essential for proper skin and hair follicle function. Previous studies have focused on the role of HR in skin maintenance and hair cycling. However, hairless gene (HR) is also expressed in brain and other tissues, where its role remains poorly understood. Read More

    Progeria: an extremely unusual disorder.
    Skeletal Radiol 2017 May 24. Epub 2017 May 24.
    Department of Radiology, NKPSIMS and Lata Mangeshkar Hospital, Hingana Road, Digdoh Hills, Nagpur, Maharashtra, 440019, India.
    Hutchinson-Gilford progeria syndrome, also known as progeria, is an extremely rare disorder with an incidence rate of 1 in 8 million. It occurs sporadically, and patients suffering from this syndrome usually exhibit premature ageing. It has an autosomal recessive inheritance with a slight male predominance. Read More

    Do you know this syndrome? Werner syndrome.
    An Bras Dermatol 2017 Mar-Apr;92(2):271-272
    School of Medicine, Selcuk University - Konya, Turkey.
    Werner syndrome is a rare autosomal recessive disorder, caused by mutations in the WRN gene. Clinical findings include: senile appearance, short stature, grey hair, alopecia, bird-like face, scleroderma-like skin changes, skin ulcers, voice abnormalities, cataracts, osteoporosis, type 2 diabetes mellitus, ischemic heart disease and hypogonadism. The syndrome begins to become apparent in adolescence but it is usually diagnosed in the third or fourth decade of life. Read More

    Global skin diseases on Instagram hashtags.
    Dermatol Online J 2017 May 15;23(5). Epub 2017 May 15.
    Department of Dermatology, University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus, Aurora, Colorado, Department of Epidemiology, Colorado School of Public Health, University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus, Aurora, Colorado, Dermatology Service, Eastern Colorado Health Care System, US Department of Veteran Affairs, Denver, Colorado.
    Recently named one of the most influential phone applications, Instagram continues to grow in popularity [1]. Instagram consists of images and video posts, making it ideal for education and communication within the visual field of dermatology. In this study, we seek to determine the presence of dermatology-related content with regard to the most common cutaneous diseases of the world. Read More

    [A Case Report on a Successful Resection after FOLFIRI plus Cetuximab Therapy for Unresectable Colorectal Cancer with Multiple Liver Metastases].
    Gan To Kagaku Ryoho 2017 May;44(5):417-420
    Dept. of Surgery, Toyota Kosei Hospital.
    The patient was a 66-year-old woman with a history of right breast cancer 20 years prior. Her chief complaint was hematochezia, and she was diagnosed as having rectal cancer. She underwent laparoscopic high anterior resection. Read More

    First-in-man dose escalation and pharmacokinetic study of CAP7.1, a novel prodrug of etoposide, in adults with refractory solid tumours.
    Eur J Cancer 2017 May 19;80:14-25. Epub 2017 May 19.
    Institute for Medical Immunology, Campus Virchow-Klinikum, Charité University of Medicine, Berlin, Germany; CellAct Pharma, Dortmund, Germany. Electronic address:
    Aim: An open-label, phase I dose-escalation trial was performed in adult patients with various solid cancers to identify the maximum tolerated dose (MTD), to assess the safety, pharmacokinetic profile and anti-tumour activity of the new prodrug CAP7.1. The prodrug is converted to its active moiety etoposide via carboxylesterases in selective cells leading to a better tolerability and higher efficacy in therapeutic resistance cells and children with refractory neuroblastoma. Read More

    Hair Regeneration Therapy Using Proteins Secreted by Adipose-Derived Stem Cells.
    Curr Stem Cell Res Ther 2017 May 21. Epub 2017 May 21.
    Kyorin University School of Medicine - Department of Plastic Surgery Tokyo, Japan Cherry-Blossom Plastic and Regenerative Surgery Tokyo. Japan.
    Adipose-derived stem cells secrete various cytokines that promote hair growth. We have used adipose-derived stem cell-conditioned medium to treat alopecia and reported good results. In this article, we describe our experience of the hair regeneration therapy including characteristics of the commercialized conditioned medium, treatment methods, and future directions. Read More

    Harefuah 2016 Oct;155(10):622-625
    Dermatology Department, Sheba Medical Center, Sackler Faculty Of Medicine, Tel Aviv University.
    Introduction: Alopecia areata (AA) is an organ specific autoimmune disease. Similar to other autoimmune diseases, its pathogenesis is believed to be an interaction of genetic, environmental and immune factors. Studies have shown that autoreactive lymphocytes affect anagen hair follicles leading to subsequent shedding of hairs and alopecia. Read More

    Enhancing hair growth in male androgenetic alopecia by a combination of fractional CO2 laser therapy and hair growth factors.
    Lasers Med Sci 2017 May 21. Epub 2017 May 21.
    Department of Dermatology, Beijing Friendship Hospital, Capital Medical University, Beijing, 100050, China.
    Laser therapy and growth factors have been used as alternative treatments for male androgenetic alopecia (MAA). The aim of this study is to determine the efficacy and safety of hair growth factors alone or combined with ablative carbon dioxide (CO2) fractional laser therapy in MAA. Twenty-eight men were enrolled in this randomized half-split study based on a left-head to right-head pattern. Read More

    A phase II study of antibody-drug conjugate, TAK-264 (MLN0264) in previously treated patients with advanced or metastatic pancreatic adenocarcinoma expressing guanylyl cyclase C.
    Invest New Drugs 2017 May 19. Epub 2017 May 19.
    Millennium Pharmaceuticals, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Takeda Pharmaceutical Company Limited, Cambridge, MA, USA.
    Background This phase II open-label, multicenter study evaluated the efficacy, safety, and tolerability of TAK-264 in previously treated patients with advanced or metastatic pancreatic adenocarcinoma expressing guanylyl cyclase C (GCC). Methods Patients with advanced or metastatic pancreatic adenocarcinoma expressing GCC (H-score ≥ 10) received TAK-264 1.8 mg/kg on day 1 of a 21-day cycle as a 30-min intravenous infusion for up to 1 year or until disease progression or unacceptable toxicity. Read More

    Role of S-Palmitoylation by ZDHHC13 in Mitochondrial function and Metabolism in Liver.
    Sci Rep 2017 May 19;7(1):2182. Epub 2017 May 19.
    Institute of Biomedical Sciences, Academia Sinica, Taipei, Taiwan.
    Palmitoyltransferase (PAT) catalyses protein S-palmitoylation which adds 16-carbon palmitate to specific cysteines and contributes to various biological functions. We previously reported that in mice, deficiency of Zdhhc13, a member of the PAT family, causes severe phenotypes including amyloidosis, alopecia, and osteoporosis. Here, we show that Zdhhc13 deficiency results in abnormal liver function, lipid abnormalities, and hypermetabolism. Read More

    Adult autoimmune enteropathy presenting initially with acquired Acrodermatitis Enteropathica: a case report.
    BMC Dermatol 2017 May 18;17(1). Epub 2017 May 18.
    Department of Dermatology, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, 1550 Orleans Street, Koch CRB II, Unit 206, Baltimore, MD, 21231, USA.
    Background: Acrodermatitis enteropathica (AE) is a rare dermatitis secondary to zinc deficiency most commonly seen as an inherited disease in infants. In the last decade, increased number of reports have been published on the acquired form that presents in adulthood. Unlike its inherited counterpart, acquired AE (AAE) is often secondary to underlying pathologic or iatrogenic etiologies that interfere with nutritional absorption, such as inflammatory bowel disease or alcoholism. Read More

    Efficacy of Topical Latanoprost Versus Minoxidil and Betamethasone Valerate on The Treatment of Alopecia Areata.
    J Dermatolog Treat 2017 May 18:1-31. Epub 2017 May 18.
    b Pharmaceutical Technology, Faculty of Pharmacy, Tanta University , Tanta , Egypt.
    Background: Alopecia areata (AA) is one of the most common causes of localized hair loss. There is no universally proven therapy that induces and sustains remission of hair growth in AA.

    Objective: To compare the efficacy and safety of topical latanoprost, minoxidil and betamethasone valerate on hair growth in patients with AA. Read More

    Alopecia Areata - hyperactivity of the hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal axis is a myth?
    J Eur Acad Dermatol Venereol 2017 May 18. Epub 2017 May 18.
    Department of Dermatology, School of Medicine in Katowice, Medical University of Silesia in Katowice, Poland.
    Introduction: Psychological stress is known to cause exacerbation of different skin pathologies including alopecia areata (AA). A hyperactivity of the HPA axis in patients affected by AA (AA-patients) was proposed to be a neuroendocrine response to stress. Still little is known about MSH and cortisol production in AA settings. Read More

    Dermoscopy of alopecia areata-a retrospective analysis.
    Dermatol Pract Concept 2017 Apr 30;7(2):53-57. Epub 2017 Apr 30.
    Department of Skin and VD, Patna Medical College & Hospital, Patna, Bihar, India.
    Background: Dermoscopy devices can overcome the refractive properties of stratum corneum by interface medium or cross polarization such that the lesion can be easily seen.

    Aim: To examine the dermoscopic feature in alopecia areata and correlate the severity of disease with dermoscopic features.

    Materials And Methods: Retrospective analysis of 72 patients suffering from alopecia areata (AA), irrespective of age and sex, who visited the dermatology outpatient department of a tertiary care center in Eastern India was carried out. Read More

    Celiac Disease Symptom Resolution: Effectiveness of the Gluten Free Diet.
    J Pediatr Gastroenterol Nutr 2017 May 16. Epub 2017 May 16.
    *Department of Pediatrics, University of Verona, Verona, Italy †Department of Pediatrics, Section of Gastroenterology, Hepatology, and Nutrition University of Chicago, Chicago, IL, USA ‡Department of Pediatrics, University of Chicago, Chicago, IL, USA.
    Objective: To evaluate the efficacy of the gluten free diet (GFD) on gastrointestinal and extra-intestinal symptom resolution and identify predictors for persistence of symptoms in all celiac patients at the University of Chicago.

    Methods: We conducted a retrospective chart review from 2002 to 2015. Gastrointestinal (GI) symptoms included: abdominal pain, bloating, constipation, diarrhea, failure to thrive/weight loss, nausea, reflux and vomiting. Read More

    Comparison of the effects of 665 nm low level diode Laser Hat versus and a combination of 665 nm and 808nm low level diode Laser Scanner of hair growth in androgenic alopecia.
    J Cosmet Laser Ther 2017 May 17. Epub 2017 May 17.
    e Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics , School of Public Health, Tehran University of Medical Sciences , Tehran , Iran .
    Background: This study aimed to evaluate the effectiveness of a combined set of low level diode laser scanner (665 nm and 808nm) on hair growth, and assessment of safety and effectiveness of a new laser scanner on hair growth treatment procedure in androgenic alopecia.

    Methods: 90 patients (18 to 70 years) with androgenic alopecia were randomized into three groups. The first group (n=30) received 655 nm red light using laser hat, the second group (n=30) received 655 nm red laser plus 808 nm infrared laser using a laser scanner of hair growth device (with the patent number: 77733) and the third group (n=30) received no laser as the control group. Read More

    Importance of Group Therapeutic Support for Family Members of Children with Alopecia Areata: A Cross-Sectional Survey Study.
    Pediatr Dermatol 2017 May 16. Epub 2017 May 16.
    Department of Dermatology, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN.
    Background/objectives: The psychological effect of alopecia areata (AA) is well documented, but group interaction may help lessen this burden. We aimed to determine factors that draw patients with AA and their families to group events.

    Methods: Surveys were administered at the annual alopecia areata bowling social in 2015 and 2016. Read More

    Antidepressants have Anti-inflammatory Effects that may be Relevant to Dermatology: A Systematic Review.
    Acta Derm Venereol 2017 May 17. Epub 2017 May 17.
    Department of Psychiatry, Oslo University Hospital, NO-0196 Oslo, Norway.
    There is increasing evidence of clinically relevant anti-inflammatory effects of monoaminergic antidepressants. PubMed and Ovid databases were searched systematically for the use and efficacy of antidepressants in association with 5 common inflammatory skin disorders: chronic urticaria, psoriasis, atopic dermatitis, other eczema, and alopecia areata. From January 1984 to June 2016, publications included a total of 1,252 dermatological patients in 28 trials or case reports. Read More

    The Role of Micronutrients in Alopecia Areata: A Review.
    Am J Clin Dermatol 2017 May 15. Epub 2017 May 15.
    Department of Dermatology, Warren Alpert Medical School, Brown University, 339 Eddy Street, Providence, RI, 02903, USA.
    Alopecia areata (AA) is a common, non-scarring form of hair loss caused by immune-mediated attack of the hair follicle. As with other immune-mediated diseases, a complex interplay between environment and genetics is thought to lead to the development of AA. Deficiency of micronutrients such as vitamins and minerals may represent a modifiable risk factor associated with development of AA. Read More

    Scalp threading with polydioxanone monofilament threads: A novel, effective and safe modality for hair restoration.
    J Eur Acad Dermatol Venereol 2017 May 14. Epub 2017 May 14.
    Department of Dermatology, L.T.M. Medical College and General Hospital, Sion, Mumbai, Maharashtra, India.
    The current medical treatment options for androgenetic alopecia (AGA), although effective, tend to show a plateauing off of the response with no further hair growth.(1) Hair transplantation is unacceptable tomany patients owing to it being a surgical modality and/or the cost involved. This article is protected by copyright. Read More

    Open-label, multicentre safety study of vemurafenib in 3219 patients with BRAF(V600) mutation-positive metastatic melanoma: 2-year follow-up data and long-term responders' analysis.
    Eur J Cancer 2017 May 11;79:176-184. Epub 2017 May 11.
    Cancer Clinical Trials Unit, Royal Adelaide Hospital, Adelaide, Australia; Centre for Cancer Biology, SA Pathology and University of South Australia, Adelaide, Australia; Discipline of Medicine, University of Adelaide, Adelaide, Australia. Electronic address:
    Background: The orally available BRAF kinase inhibitor vemurafenib is an effective and tolerable treatment option for patients with metastatic melanoma harbouring BRAF(V600) mutations. We assessed the safety of vemurafenib in a large population of patients with few alternative treatment options; we report updated 2-year safety.

    Methods: This was an open-label, multicentre study of vemurafenib (960 mg bid) in patients with previously treated or untreated BRAF mutation-positive metastatic melanoma (cobas(®) 4800 BRAF V600 Mutation Test). Read More

    Comparing the RTOG/EORTC and LENT-SOMA scoring systems for the evaluation of late skin toxicity after (125)I seed brachytherapy for parotid gland cancer.
    Brachytherapy 2017 May 8. Epub 2017 May 8.
    Department of Head and Neck Oncology, Capital Medical University School of Stomatology, Beijing, PR China. Electronic address:
    Purpose: The Radiation Therapy Oncology Group (RTOG) and Late Effects Normal Tissue Task Force-Subjective, Objective, Management and Analytic (LENT-SOMA) scoring systems were compared for grading late skin effects after iodine-125 seed brachytherapy in parotid gland cancer patients.

    Methods And Materials: A total of 109 patients diagnosed with parotid gland carcinoma were treated postoperatively with iodine-125 seed brachytherapy at a dose of 100-120 Gy. After 6-24 months of followup, telangiectasia, skin pigmentation, atrophy, fibrosis, and ulceration were scored according to both RTOG and LENT-SOMA scale criteria. Read More

    Treatment for lupus nephritis: an overview of systematic reviews and meta-analyses.
    Rheumatol Int 2017 May 10. Epub 2017 May 10.
    Department of Rheumatology and Immunology, West China Hospital, Sichuan University, 37 Guoxue Xiang, Wuhou District, Chengdu, 610041, China.
    The aim is to systematically review the treatment for lupus nephritis (LN) by performing an overview of systematic reviews and meta-analyses. Electronic databases of OVID MEDLINE, OVID EMBASE, and Cochrane Library were searched to identify published systematic reviews and meta-analyses investigating treatments for LN up to 13 July 2016. A measurement tool to assess systematic reviews (AMSTAR) was used to assess the quality of included studies. Read More

    Vitamin D Deficiency in Alopecia Areata.
    J Coll Physicians Surg Pak 2017 Apr;27(4):200-202
    Department of Dermatology, PNS Shifa, Karachi.
    Objective: To compare the mean Vitamin D level in patients with alopecia areata (AA) with age and gender controlled matched healthy controls.

    Study Design: Case-control study.

    Place And Duration Of Study: Dermatology OPD, JPMC, from October 2014 to March 2015. Read More

    Hair camouflage: A comprehensive review.
    Int J Womens Dermatol 2017 Mar 16;3(1 Suppl):S75-S80. Epub 2017 Feb 16.
    Department of Dermatology, Cleveland Clinic Foundation, Cleveland, Ohio.
    Hair is venerated, cherished, and desired in societies throughout the world. Both women and men express their individual identities through their hairstyles. Healthy hair contributes to successful social assimilation, employment, and overall quality of life. Read More

    Updates in the understanding and treatments of skin & hair disorders in women of color.
    Int J Womens Dermatol 2017 Mar 16;3(1 Suppl):S21-S37. Epub 2017 Feb 16.
    Department of Dermatology, Howard University College of Medicine, Washington, District of Columbia.
    Skin of color comprises a diverse and expanding population of individuals. In particular, women of color represent an increasing subset of patients who frequently seek dermatologic care. Acne, melasma, and alopecia are among the most common skin disorders seen in this patient population. Read More

    Hair camouflage: A comprehensive review.
    Int J Womens Dermatol 2016 Dec 31;2(4):122-127. Epub 2016 Oct 31.
    Department of Dermatology, Cleveland Clinic Foundation, Cleveland, Ohio.
    Hair is venerated, cherished, and desired in societies throughout the world. Both women and men express their individual identities through their hairstyles. Healthy hair contributes to successful social assimilation, employment, and overall quality of life. Read More

    Individualized Plastic Reconstruction Strategy for Patients With Ectodermal Dysplasia Syndrome.
    Ann Plast Surg 2017 Jun;78(6):684-691
    From the *Department of Plastic and Cosmetic Surgery, Gansu Provincial Hospital, Lanzhou; †Department of Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery, Ninth People's Hospital, Shanghai Jiao Tong University School of Medicine, Shanghai; and ‡Plastic Surgery Hospital (Institute), Chinese Academy of Medical Sciences & Peking Union Medical College, Beijing, P.R. China.
    Ectodermal dysplasia syndrome is a hereditary disease of ectodermal origin. Appearances of nail dystrophy, alopecia or hypotrichosis, saddle nose deformity, and palmoplantar hyperkeratosis are usually associated with a lack of sweat glands as well as partial or complete absence of teeth. These manifestations are usually corrected only with oral rehabilitation by mounting dentures. Read More

    Best dilution of the best corticosteroid for intralesional injection in the treatment of localized alopecia areata in adults.
    J Dermatolog Treat 2017 May 10:1-30. Epub 2017 May 10.
    a Istanbul Medipol University Medical Faculty, Dermatology Department , İstanbul , Turkey.
    Purpose To evaluate and compare the clinical efficacy, dermoscopic results and safety of triamcinolone acetonide (TA) and betamethasone dipropionate (BD) injections at different concentrations in localized scalp and beard alopecia. Methods Intralesional injection of BD or TA in three different dilutions; 1/4, 1/8, 1/12 (BD1, BD2, BD3, TA1, TA2, TA3) and Saline (control) was randomly applied to a total of 231 alopecia patches in 83 patients every four weeks in a maximum of 6 sessions until a hair regrowth score of 4 was achieved. The number of required sessions, sixth-month hair regrowth scores, treatment success rates, and dermoscopic data were investigated. Read More

    Arq Bras Cir Dig 2017 Jan-Mar;30(1):11-13
    Clínica Baretta, Curitiba, PR, Brazil.
    Background:: Bariatric surgery is deemed one of the most effective procedures for the treatment of obesity and it aims at the reduction and maintenance of weight loss in long term, as the control of the related comorbidities.

    Aim:: Quantify the occurrence of alterations of the gastrointestinal tract, suggestive signs of nutritional deficiencies and the use of supplements in a group of women undergoing bariatric surgery.

    Methods:: The sample consisted of women aged 20-65 years submitted to Roux-en-Y gastric bypass with monitoring equal to or higher than 24 months. Read More

    Anaphylaxis following intralesional triamcinolone acetonide (Kenacort) injection.
    Asia Pac Allergy 2017 Apr 6;7(2):115-118. Epub 2017 Apr 6.
    Division of Allergy, Immunology and Rheumatology, Faculty of Medicine, Ramathibodi Hospital, Mahidol University, Bangkok 10400, Thailand.
    Intralesional triamcinolone acetonide injection is indicated for multiple skin conditions such as keloid scars, alopecia areata, and hypertrophic lichen planus. Immediate hypersensitivity reaction remains uncommon. We report on a 24-year-old woman who had received multiple intralesional injections with triamcinolone acetonide (Kenacort) plus lidocaine for keloid scar treatment without any reaction for the previous 10 years. Read More

    Adipocyte-myofibroblast transition as a possible pathophysiological step in androgenetic alopecia.
    Exp Dermatol 2017 May 8. Epub 2017 May 8.
    Touchstone Diabetes Center, Department of Internal Medicine, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas, TX, 75390-8549, USA.
    Appearance of local fibrotic structures around and beneath hair follicles during their involution is a known hallmark of androgenetic alopecia (AGA). We hypothesize that this fibrosis can be connected with recently uncovered adipocyte-myofibroblast transition (AMT) involving the dermal adipocytes. This reflects that AMT is at least partially androgen-dependent, and we propose that AMT may play a role in AGA. Read More

    Eribulin across multiple lines of chemotherapy: a retrospective study on quality of life and efficacy in metastatic breast cancer patients.
    Future Oncol 2017 Apr;13(11s):11-23
    Operative Unit of Medical Oncology, Fondazione Maugeri-IRCCS, Via Maugeri 10, 27100 Pavia, Italy.
    This study evaluates efficacy, tolerability and health-related quality of life of eribulin in patients with metastatic breast cancer. Predictive and/or prognostic factors of outcome were also analyzed. Among 44 women receiving eribulin mesylate, one patient had a complete response, 22. Read More

    Clinical and immunological characteristics of 150 systemic lupus erythematosus patients in Jamaica: a comparative analysis.
    Lupus 2017 Jan 1:961203317707828. Epub 2017 Jan 1.
    1 Department of Medicine, University of the West Indies, Mona, Jamaica.
    Background Epidemiological studies in systemic lupus erythematosus have been reported in the literature in many countries and ethnic groups. Although systemic lupus erythematosus in Jamaica has been described in the past, there has not been a detailed evaluation of systemic lupus erythematosus patients in urban Jamaica, a largely Afro-Caribbean population. The goal of this study was to describe the clinical features, particularly disease activity, damage index and immunological features, of 150 systemic lupus erythematosus subjects. Read More

    Undariopsis peterseniana Promotes Hair Growth by the Activation of Wnt/β-Catenin and ERK Pathways.
    Mar Drugs 2017 May 5;15(5). Epub 2017 May 5.
    Department of Medicine, School of Medicine, Jeju National University, 102 Jejudaehakno, Jeju 63243, Korea.
    In this study, we investigated the effect and mechanism of Undariopsis peterseniana, an edible brown alga, on hair growth. The treatment of vibrissa follicles with U. peterseniana extract ex vivo for 21 days significantly increased the hair-fiber lengths. Read More

    Up-to-date Clinical Trials of Hair Regeneration using Conditioned Media of Adipose-Derived Stem Cells in Male and Female Pattern Hair Loss.
    Curr Stem Cell Res Ther 2017 May 4. Epub 2017 May 4.
    Cellpark Dermatology Clinic, 212 Dosandae-ro, Gangnam-gu, Seoul 06047. Korea.
    The primary roles of mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) are to maintain the stem cell niche, facilitate recovery after injury, and ensure healthy aging and the homeostasis of organ and tissues. MSCs have recently emerged as a new therapeutic option for hair loss. Since adipose-derived stem cells (ADSCs) are the most accessible sources of MSCs, ADSC-based hair regeneration is currently under investigation. Read More

    A mixed methods survey of social anxiety, anxiety, depression and wig use in alopecia.
    BMJ Open 2017 May 4;7(4):e015468. Epub 2017 May 4.
    Department of Psychology, University of Sheffield, Sheffield, UK.
    Objectives: This study aimed to examine levels of social anxiety, anxiety and depression reported by people with alopecia as a result of a dermatological condition and associations with wig use. The study also sought to report on experiences of wearing wigs in social situations and the relationship with social confidence.

    Design: A cross-sectional survey was sent by email to the Alopecia UK charity mailing list and advertised on social media. Read More

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