Assessment of the presence and extent of the condition as shown in the picture below is best accomplished by observing ?
A. The back tangentially.
B. The front tangentially.
- The general quality of scalp hair changes during development from rather fine, thin hair (24 to 28 weeks) to coarser, thicker hair (term). Racial differences in hair quality can make this change difficult to assess.
- A second type of hair, known as lanugo, as shown in the picture above appears and disappears during development.
- Lanugo is fine body hair that resembles peach fuzz.
- It is absent before weeks 20 to 22, becomes diffuse until weeks 30 to 32, and then begins to thin.
- Assessment of the presence and extent of lanugo is best accomplished by observing the back tangentially.