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Skin: alopecia - overview

Contributor(s): Rosanna Marsella, David Scarff


  • Loss of hair from areas of the body in which a normal hair coat is expected.
  • Due to both pruritic and non-pruritic dermatoses.
  • Classification based on acquired and congenital etiologies plus distribution of alopecia, ie localized, multifocal or diffuse, is a useful pathomechanistic approach.
    Print off the owner factsheet on Alopecia Alopecia to give ot your client.

Further Reading


Refereed papers

Other sources of information

  • Moriello K A & Mason I (1995)Small Animal Dermatology.Pergammon. pp 75-92; pp 163-168.