Flashcards in Hair Disorders - My Version Deck (30)
Explain a vegetable parasite
Tinea / ring worm
Explain an animal parasite
Pediculosis/ head lice
Scabies/ itch mite
What is the technical term for abnormal hair loss?
Hair loss that occurs as a result of genetics, age, and hormonal changes.
What is characterized by the sudden falling out of hair in round patches.
What type of disease is alopecia?
Unpredictable- autoimmune disease
What 5 things can cause temporary alopecia areata?
A,sf,tf, nc, mn
Anemia, scarlet fever, nervous conditions, malnutrition, typhoid fever
What is the normal loss of scalp hair occurring in old age.
List the 2 hair loss treatments that have proven to stimulate hair growth that's approved by the FDA.
Minoxidil and finasteride
What is the medical term for dandruff?
The technical term for classic dandruff
Pityriasis capitis simplex
Severe dandruff characterized by accumulation of greasy waxy scales.
Medical term for ringworm
Ringworm of the scalp
Ringworm of the bearded area of the face
What is known as tinea favus or honeycomb ringworm.
What is the infestation of the hair and scalp with head lice
How long can head lice live off the human body?
Up to 48 hrs
What contagious skin disease is caused by the itch mite?
List 3 bacterial infections (staphylococci) involving the hair follicles?
Fb, Pb, sv
Folliculitis barbeae, pseudofolliculitis barbae, and sycosis vulgaris
What or what are inflammations of the of the follicle caused by bacteria or irritation.
Furuncle or carbuncle
What is also referred to as "razor bumps"?
Technical term for grey hair
What is characterized by alternating bands of grey and pigmented hair
What or what is a condition of abnormal hair growth?
Hypertrichosis or hirsuties
What is the technical term for split ends?
What is the technical term for brittle hair?
What is the technical term for beaded hair?
What is characterized by brittleness and the formation of nodular swelling of the hair shaft