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Diagnosis of common hair loss conditions

Diagnosis of common hair loss conditions

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Time to Complete

0.5 hours


October 2, 2017


November 13, 2017

Programme Description

Hair loss can severely affect patients. Dr Anton Alexandroff describes the most common types of alopecia, including non-scarring alopecia, telogen effluvium and alopecia areata. Key learning points for healthcare professionals include possible causes of alopecia, suitable investigations and management options.

Educational Objectives

After completing this activity, healthcare professionals should be better able to:
  • Explain the underlying pathological mechanisms in alopecia
  • Determine whether there is a possibility of regrowth
  • Identify triggers for telogen effluvium
  • Describe treatments options for scarring alopecia
  • Authors

    Activity author
    Dr Anton Alexandroff
    Consultant dermatologist and honorary senior lecturer
    Nuffield Health Leicester Hospital, Spire Leicester Hospital, BMI Manor Bedford Hospital and Nuffield Health Cambridge Hospital

    Test author
    MIMS Dermatology Editor


    This is a learning activity provided by MIMS Learning, featuring learning material and a test. Completing the test enables you to claim 0.5 learning credits (0.5 hours learning). This credit award is recommended by MIMS Learning based on completing the activity and reflecting on what you have learned. If you spend less time on the activity we recommend claiming fewer credits.

    Please proceed with the activity until you have successfully answered all the test questions and completed your evaluation. You will then receive your MIMS Learning CPD certificate, which will be added to your CPD organiser for access at any time and may be exported to the Clarity & RCGP Appraisal Toolkit for GPs.


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    • A computer with an internet connection
    • Internet Browser: Internet Explorer 7.x or higher, Firefox 4.x or higher, Safari 2.x or higher, or any other W3C standards compliant browser
    • Additional Software: Adobe Flash Player and/or an HTML 5 capable browser maybe required for video or audio playback. PowerPoint or Adobe Acrobat Reader may occasionally be required

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