Chinese Journal of Dermatology ›› 2023, Vol. 56 ›› Issue (7): 686-688.doi: 10.35541/cjd.20201196

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Association of microbiota with hair and scalp diseases

Li Haiyang1, Lin Jinran1, Liu Qingmei1, Ni Chunya2, Wu Wenyu1,2   

  1. 1Department of Dermatology, Huashan Hospital, Fudan University, Shanghai 200040, China; 2Department of Dermatology, Jing′an District Central Hospital of Shanghai, Shanghai 200040, China
  • Received:2020-12-15 Revised:2021-07-06 Online:2023-07-15 Published:2023-07-04
  • Contact: Wu Wenyu
  • Supported by:
    Major Clinical Research Plan of SHDC(SHDC2020CR2033B); Shanghai Engineering Technology Research Center of Hair Medicine (19DZ2250500)

Abstract: 【Abstract】 Skin microbiota is associated with various skin diseases. Scalp hair follicles penetrate deeply into the skin, and carry complex microbial communities distinct from those on the skin surface. Local imbalance of microbial communities may impair the skin barrier function, leading to a variety of hair and scalp diseases. This review discusses changes in microbial diversity and colonization by specific microorganisms in various hair diseases, dandruff, folliculitis decalvans, etc., and provides new ideas for exploring the pathogenesis of and therapeutic strategies for various hair and scalp diseases.

Key words: Microbial consortia, Scalp, Hair diseases, Bacteria, Fungi