General practioners are often the first stop for patients with hair and scalp problems. However, most GPs have little, if any knowledge and training in this field. This small pocket book is a clear, well written text for quick reference, with a guide to diagnosis and suggestions as to the current best treatments available. The book provides information about the physiology of hair and hair defects, advice on carrying out an examination, hair loss and cosmetic damage. The author then goes on to describe dermatological disorders of the scalp and their management. It is highly visual, containing many photographs and micro–graphs to aid the non–specialist in diagnosis. This book is designed for primary care practice, but will also be of use to junior dermatologists and other doctors working in this area.
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