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April 1984

Transverse Microscopic Anatomy of the Human Scalp: A Basis for a Morphometric Approach to Disorders of the Hair Follicle

Author Affiliations

From the Departments of Pathology and Dermatology, University of Michigan Medical Center, Ann Arbor.

Arch Dermatol. 1984;120(4):449-456. doi:10.1001/archderm.1984.01650400031009

• Transverse sections of cylindrical scalp biopsy specimens can provide excellent samples for histologic, quantitative morphometric analyses of the follicles and hair. This study describes and illustrates the morphologic details of the normal transverse anatomy of follicular structures, including the various phases of the normal hair cycle.

(Arch Dermatol 1984;120:449-456)

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