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Corinne: Common Balding with Herpes (Chapter 5; Case Study)

  • Androgenic alopecia (AA) is a common disorder where genetic factors appear to play a role.
  • In men this is obvious and topical minoxidil and oral finasteride can be tried.
  • Only the first medication can be tried in females and we are left in a difficult state where less reliable methods are more readily attempted (PRP, mesotherapy…)
  • This chapter presents a 44 year old woman with this condition which used to be called “Anxious Alopecia of Rook.” (Arthur Rook was a British dermatologist in the 20th century): this type alopecia often begins during adolescence and this was her case:
    • the following 5 pages go through her successful therapy
    • the chapter concludes with the 6 caracteristics of AA in women (study done in 13 patients)


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