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The author of the book: Wendy J. A. Thompson
Edition: JOHNS HOPKINS UNIVERSITY PRESS
Date of issue: 01 Oct 1996
Format files: Epub, PDF
The size of the: 7.79 MB
City - Country: Baltimore, MD, United States
Full description of the book Alopecia Areata : Understanding and Coping with Hair Loss:Discussing what it means to be diagnosed with alopecia areata, this text provides medically reliable information on research, diagnosis and treatment, including: drug therapies and their side effects, from topical and systemic immunotherapy, to minoxidil, anthralin and photochemotherapy; current research on experimental treatments; and medical counsel about alternative remedies offered by a range of practitioners from naturopaths and homeopaths to those offering a "quick fix". The book also offers practical strategies for living with alopecia areata, discussing the physical and psychological adjustments of wearing a hairpiece. It includes a chapter devoted to the special needs of children with this condition.
About the author Wendy J. A. ThompsonWendy Thompson, M.A., is an educational gerontologist and professional writer who has had alopecia areata since she was a child. Jerry Shapiro, M.D., is director of the Adult Hair Clinic at the Vancouver General Hospital at the University of British Columbia, and Clinical Assistant Professor, Division of Dermatology, University of British Columbia.
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