JPHC CE: An Approach to Hair Loss in Pediatric Primary Care
1.0 NAPNAP contact hour of which 0.25 contain pharmacology content. This continuing education actvity is offered free to NAPNAP members. For non-members, this continuing education activity rate is $10.00. Pediatric hair loss is a cause of concern for patients and families. Early diagnosis and treatment are crucial, as delays in care for certain diagnoses can cause permanent scarring alopecia. The evaluation of hair loss includes a thorough history, physical examination, and other potential tests. The causes of hair loss can be classified as either acquired versus congenital. Acquired causes of hair loss can be subdivided into scarring and nonscarring; however, some conditions may present as nonscarring and progress to scarring alopecia. Recommendations for the evaluation and treatment of pediatric hair loss for the primary care practitioner will be summarized. J Pediatr Health Care. (2021) 35, 651−661
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This continuing education activity is administered by the National Association of Pediatric Nurse Practitioners (NAPNAP) as an Agency providing continuing education credit. Individuals who complete this program and earn a 70% or higher score on the post test will be awarded 1.0 NAPNAP contact hours of which 0.25 is pharmacology content.
Keywords: Alopecia, dermatology, hair diseases, hair loss, hair loss treatment
Pediatric-focused advanced practice registered nurses
1. To identify the physical findings of pediatric hair loss associated with underlying hair disorders.
2. To classify hair disorders on the basis of presentation, outcomes, and associated risks, including, but not limited, to scarring.
3. To illustrate findings on examination that warranted additional care by a dermatologist and suggested treatment recommendations.
Jenna E. Koblinski, MD, Medical Resident, University of Arizona College of Medicine - Phoenix, Phoenix, AZ.
Judith A. O’Haver, PhD, RN, CPNP-PC, FAANP, FAAN, Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science, Scottsdale, AZ, and Clinical Assistant Professor, Department of Child Health, University of Arizona College of Medicine - Phoenix, and Assistant Clinical Professor, Department of Pediatrics, Creighton University School of Medicine, Phoenix Regional Campus, Phoenix, AZ.
Israel D. Andrews, MD, FAAD, Assistant Professor of Dermatology and Pediatrics, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science, Scottsdale, AZ, and Associate Program Director, Pediatric Dermatology Fellowship, Department of Dermatology, Phoenix Children’s Hospital, and Clinical Assistant Professor, University of Arizona College of Medicine - Phoenix, Phoenix, AZ.
Conflicts of interest: None to report.
Jenna E. Koblinski, MD, University of Arizona
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