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Common scalp disorders in general practice

Mojakgomo H Motswaledi
South African Family Practice | Vol 54, No 1 : January/February| a2563 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.4102/safp.v54i1.2563 | ©
Submitted: 16 January 2012 | Published: 29 February 2012

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Mojakgomo H Motswaledi, University of Limpopo, Medunsa Campus, South Africa

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Abstract

Scalp disorders are very common in general practice, and result in emotional stress in adult patients due to the associated social stigma. They occur as primary diseases of the scalp, as part of a generalised inflammatory skin disease, or as part of a systemic disease. In this article, a brief overview of clinical features, and treatment of some of these conditions, is provided.

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common scalp disorders

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