Scalp pruritus, dysesthesia, and hair loss are more prevalent in Black patients compared with their White counterparts, suggests study data published in the Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology.

Patients attending a general dermatology clinic in Saint Louis, Missouri were invited to complete an anonymous, 22-question survey from April to September of 2016.  The questionnaire assessed scalp pruritus, hair care practices, and medical comorbidities. Patients also reported demographic data, including age, sex, and race/ethnicity. Multivariable logistic regression was used to assess differences in scalp symptoms by patient demographics.