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Year : 2010  |  Volume : 2  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 40-41

Ethics in trichology

Dermatologists, Chennai, India

Correspondence Address:
Parvathi Padmanabhan
Consultant Dermatologist, Chennai
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/0974-7753.66912

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Today, trichology as a science is offered by reputed institutes worldwide with a planned curriculum of theory and clinical exposure. Non-medical trichologists, with rare exceptions, continue to lure the public with unscientific methods. A qualified dermatologist equipped with knowledge of hair biology is undoubtedly the most competent to deal with hair problems. We are all indisputably governed by a basic code of medical ethics as we are doctors first and last. Hence, a dermatologist/trichologist cannot have another set of ethics. Having said that, we cannot discount the fact that there are special clinical situations where guidelines already exist or need to be established with compliance to the base code of ethics.

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