Reference : Specular light reflectance of flakes in seborrhoeic dermatitis of the scalp: a pilot ...
Scientific journals : Article
Human health sciences : Dermatology
http://hdl.handle.net/2268/106320
Specular light reflectance of flakes in seborrhoeic dermatitis of the scalp: a pilot study.
English
PIERARD-FRANCHIMONT, Claudine [Centre Hospitalier Universitaire de Liège - CHU > > Dermatopathologie >]
QUATRESOOZ, Pascale mailto [Centre Hospitalier Universitaire de Liège - CHU > > Dermatopathologie >]
PIERARD, Gérald mailto [Centre Hospitalier Universitaire de Liège - CHU > > Dermatopathologie >]
2011
Clinical & Experimental Dermatology
Blackwell Publishing
36
7
793-6
Yes (verified by ORBi)
International
0307-6938
1365-2230
Oxford
United Kingdom
[en] Adult ; Dermatitis, Seborrheic/diagnosis/pathology ; Double-Blind Method ; Female ; Humans ; Male ; Middle Aged ; Photography ; Pilot Projects ; Scalp Dermatoses/diagnosis/pathology ; Severity of Illness Index ; Ultraviolet Rays/diagnostic use ; Young Adult
[en] Seborrhoeic dermatitis and dandruff are common scalp conditions. In this study, we set out to explore a new method for rating both the severity of the scalp condition and the efficacy of scalp-care compounds. Scalp flakiness was sampled for 40 volunteers using adhesive-coated clear discs, with image analysis used to quantify the specular light reflectance (SLR) of the flakes Two ultraviolet (UV)-emitting charge-coupled device cameras (Visioscan VC98 and Visiopor PP34) were used. SLR clearly highlighted the flakiness with high contrast against a black background, and the recorded appearance could be conveniently submitted to the image-analysis system for quantification. In conclusion, SLR under UV illumination highlights scalp flakiness, allowing objective measurements.
http://hdl.handle.net/2268/106320
10.1111/j.1365-2230.2011.04120.x
(c) The Author(s). CED (c) 2011 British Association of Dermatologists.

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