An Atlas of Hair Pathology with Clinical Correlations
(The Encyclopedia of Visual Medicine Series)
Leonard Sperling and Leonard C. Sperling
Diagnosing and treating hair disorders is an essential component of both medical and cosmetic dermatology practice. Since this is a subject that is rarely or only superficially covered during residency training, the pathologists and dermatopathologists who must evaluate specimens submitted with a clinical diagnosis of hair disease often find a gap in their knowledge. The submitting dermatologist frequently must act as pathologist as well as clinician. More than just a book on hair disease, An Atlas of Hair Pathology with Clinical Correlations bridges that gap. The first comprehensive review of the microscopic pathology of hair disease, this book serves as a primer, an atlas, and a reference. As a primer, it reviews very basic information, including hair anatomy and the "nuts and bolts" of processing and evaluating specimens. As an atlas, it is rich in photographs demonstrating basic and advanced histologic features of hair disease. And, as a reference, it includes up-to-date information and a review of basic clinical features that provide a clinical-pathologic correlation. With 365 illustrations from the author's personal collection of slides, An Atlas of Hair Pathology with Clinical Correlations is the most complete and "user-friendly" resource on hair pathology available.