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Bianca Maria Piraccini

Associate Professor

Department of Experimental, Diagnostic and Specialty Medicine - DIMES

Academic discipline: MED/35 Dermatology and Venereal Diseases

Head of Scuola di Specializzazione Dermatologia e Venereologia (DI 68/2015)

Short Bio

Associate Professor in Dermatology -MED/35- Department of Specialised Experimental and Diagnostic Medicine, University of Bologna

The research focuses on disorders of the skin appendages, including the hair and the nail. The research group has first described several inflammatory and neoplastic nail disorders and new varieties of inflammatory hair diseases. The guidelines for management of alopecia areata, androgenetic alopecia, pigmented nail lesions and tumors have been drawn. Nowaday, research is focused on the quality of life of patients with hair loss, on the role of nail psoriasis as prognostic factor for the development of arthropathy, and the side effects of chemotherapeutic drugs on nails. We are also studying side effects of biologics on hair, hirsutism and onychomycosis in children. We are also starting the Italian registry on Frontal Fibrosing alopecia, to evaluate the possible causes of this emerging disease.

Publications include di 202 articles on scientific journals, 54 chapters in books and 11 monographies on dermatological diseases.

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+39 051 2143677
+39 051 2144867

Dipartimento di Medicina Specialistica, Diagnostica e Sperimentale
Via Massarenti 1, Bologna - Go to map

Office hours

Dr Piraccini receives sudents every morning from 8 to 12, after booking the appointment via email ( or by telephone (051-2144867).

Students who are interested in Erasmus+ Studies exchanges should write to for an appointment.