Title

Finasteride in the Treatment of Female Pattern (Androgenic) Alopecia: A Case Report and Review of the Literature

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

8-1-2012

Abstract

We describe a case of a 44-year-old woman with biopsy-proven female androgenic alopecia (FAGA), or female pattern alopecia, who was nonresponsive to topical minoxidil. After careful consideration and discussion with the patient, the decision was made to introduce oral finasteride 1.25 mg daily. After only 3.5 months of therapy there was a remarkable reduction in hair shedding and increased hair regrowth without any reported side effects. We also present a comprehensive review of the limited studies and case series that have reported finasteride use for FAGA.

Publication Title

Cutis

Volume

90

Issue

2

First Page

73

Last Page

76

PubMed ID

22988650

Comments

This article was published in Cutis, Volume 90, Issue 2, August 2012, Pages 73-6.

The published version is available at http://www.cutis.com/index.php?id=27148&cHash=071010&tx_ttnews[tt_news]=198266

Copyright © 2012 Frontline Medical Communications Inc.

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