Female pattern hair loss and its therapy

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Author:
WU Qiong(Institute of Dermatology, Chinese Academy of Medical Sciences and Peking Union Medical College, Nanfing 210042, China)
JIANG Yi-qun(Institute of Dermatology, Chinese Academy of Medical Sciences and Peking Union Medical College, Nanfing 210042, China)
Journal Title:
International Journal of Dermatology and Venereology
Issue:
Volume 38, Issue 03, 2012
DOI:
10.3760/cma.j.issn.1673-4173.2012.03.004
Key Word:
Alopecia;Female;Therapeutics

Abstract: Alopecia is a kind of disease that affects patients' quality of life.Hair loss in women,with female pattern hair loss as the main reason,is increasingly attracting attention.Female pattern hair loss,also called female androgenic alopecia,can be classified according to the traditional Ludwig and Olsen classification,or the recently developed BASP classification.Getting to know the definition and clinical patterns of female pattern hair loss will be helpful to its therapy.Besides traditional therapy such as topical minoxidil,some new approaches have been introduced to the treatment of female pattern hair loss,including topical adenosine,phototherapy,hair transplantation,etc.

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