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World J Dermatol. May 2, 2015; 4(2): 63-68
Published online May 2, 2015. doi: 10.5314/wjd.v4.i2.63
Trichoscopy: Essentials for the dermatologist
Juan Antonio Moreno Romero, Ramon Grimalt
Juan Antonio Moreno Romero, Department of Dermatology, Hospital General de Catalunya, 08195 Barcelona, Spain
Ramon Grimalt, Universitat Internacional de Catalunya, 08195 Barcelona, Spain
Author contributions: All the authors contributed to conception, design and drafting the article; all the authors have approved the article.
Conflict-of-interest: None.
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Correspondence to: Ramon Grimalt, Professor, Universitat Internacional de Catalunya, Major 16 08221 Terrassa, 08195 Barcelona, Spain. rgrimalt@uic.es
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Received: November 20, 2014
Peer-review started: November 22, 2014
First decision: December 26, 2014
Revised: February 25, 2015
Accepted: March 16, 2015
Article in press: March 18, 2015
Published online: May 2, 2015
Core Tip

Core tip: Trichoscopy refers to the dermoscopy of the hair and scalp disorders. This is a noninvasive, in office technique that can be performed with a hand-held dermatoscope or a digital videodermatoscopy system. Trichoscopy is useful for the diagnosis and follow-up of hair and scalp disorders. In this article, we have briefly described the most important trichoscopic patterns and structures.