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Finasteride in the treatment of female pattern (androgenic) alopecia: a case report and review of the literature.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  22988650     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
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.
Olga Boychenko; Robert M Bernstein; Eric S Schweiger
Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Cutis     Volume:  90     ISSN:  0011-4162     ISO Abbreviation:  Cutis     Publication Date:  2012 Aug 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-09-19     Completed Date:  2012-12-13     Revised Date:  2013-09-12    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0006440     Medline TA:  Cutis     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  73-6     Citation Subset:  IM    
Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine, Pennsylvania, USA.
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MeSH Terms
5-alpha Reductase Inhibitors / therapeutic use*
Alopecia / drug therapy*,  pathology
Finasteride / therapeutic use*
Reg. No./Substance:
0/5-alpha Reductase Inhibitors; 98319-26-7/Finasteride

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