Female pattern hair loss

    M.P. Birch, S. C. Lalla, Andrew G. Messenger
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    TLDR FPHL is a common, age-related, genetic hair loss with unclear causes and limited treatment options.
    Female pattern hair loss (FPHL) is a common condition characterized by a diffuse reduction in hair density over the crown and frontal scalp with retention of the frontal hairline. The prevalence increases with advancing age. The role of androgens is not fully established, as many women with FPHL have no other clinical or biochemical evidence of androgen excess. FPHL is probably a multifactorial genetically determined trait and it is possible that both androgen-dependent and androgen-independent mechanisms contribute to the phenotype. The treatment options are currently limited but modest improvements in hair density are achievable in some women.
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