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Medline ® Abstract for Reference 34

of 'Androgenetic alopecia in men: Pathogenesis, clinical features, and diagnosis'

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Incidence of female androgenetic alopecia (female pattern alopecia).
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Norwood OT
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Dermatol Surg. 2001 Jan;27(1):53-4.
 
BACKGROUND: Female pattern alopecia seems to be increasing. A recent article suggests that female androgenetic alopecia may not be androgen dependent and is a different entity than male androgenetic alopecia.
OBJECTIVE: To determine the incidence at different ages of female androgenetic alopecia in 1000 Caucasian women 20 years of age and older.
METHODS: A total of 1006 Caucasian women were examined for the presence of female androgenetic alopecia.
CONCLUSION: Female androgenetic alopecia is quite common beginning in the late 20s and reaching its peak after 50 years of age.
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Norwood&Lehr: Hair Transplant Clinic, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma 73112, USA.
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