The scalp is the skin region of the head containing the hair. Scalp symptoms include itchy scalp, dry scalp, scalp rash, and other scalp symptoms. Hair symptoms include hair loss (balding), patchy hair loss, and other symptoms. Scalp disorders include dandruff, cradle cap, alopecia areata, and various other skin disorders or hair disorders. Read more about: Scalp Symptoms, Scalp Disorders, Hair Symptoms, Hair Disorders

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Scalp: The outer covering of the calvaria. It is composed of several layers: Skin; subcutaneous connective tissue; the occipitofrontal muscle which includes the tendinous galea aponeurotica; loose connective tissue; and the pericranium (the Periosteum of the Skull).1

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Scalp: The skin which covers the top of the head and which is usually covered by hair.2


Types may include:3

Types of Scalp:

  • Occipital Scalp

Categories for Scalp

Category of Scalp:

  • Skin of the Scalp and Neck

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  1. Source: MeSH (U.S. National Library of Medicine)
  2. Source: NCI Thesaurus
  3. ibid.
  4. ibid.
  5. Source: MedLinePlus (NIH): hairproblems.html
  6. Source: Queensland Health: HealthCondition/ condition/ 20/ 99/ 346/ hair-loss
  7. Source: NHS Choices UK: conditions/ Cradle-cap/ 
  8. Source: NIAMS (NIH): Health_Info/ Alopecia_Areata/ default.asp

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