Effect of skin-graft harvesting on hair growth: Implications for the study of alopecia

L. Li, J. B. Robinson, R. J. Rohrich

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Abstract

An experiment using guinea pigs was performed to demonstrate the feasibility of repeated skin-graft harvesting as a model system in the study of diffuse alopecia. In response to four split-thickness skin harvests from the same site at 2-week intervals, the number of hairs observed and follicular area doubled, implying a transition of hair follicles from vellus to terminal, compared with ungrafted control skin from the alternate side of the same animals. The guinea pig may serve as a future model for the study of diffuse alopecia because its hair growth patterns are similar to those observed in humans.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)539-541
Number of pages3
JournalAnnals of Plastic Surgery
Volume34
Issue number5
DOIs
StatePublished - 1995

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Alopecia
Hair
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Guinea Pigs
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Hair Follicle
Diffuse alopecia

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Effect of skin-graft harvesting on hair growth : Implications for the study of alopecia. / Li, L.; Robinson, J. B.; Rohrich, R. J.

In: Annals of Plastic Surgery, Vol. 34, No. 5, 1995, p. 539-541.

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Li, L. ; Robinson, J. B. ; Rohrich, R. J. / Effect of skin-graft harvesting on hair growth : Implications for the study of alopecia. In: Annals of Plastic Surgery. 1995 ; Vol. 34, No. 5. pp. 539-541.
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