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Title: Treatment of female pattern hair loss with a combination of spironolactone and minoxidil.
Authors: Sinclair, Rodney
Other Authors: Hoedemaker, Carlijn
van Egmond, Sylvia
Keywords: Alopecia, Androgenetic
Androgenetic Alopecia
Female Pattern Baldness
Therapy, Combination Drug
Combination Drug Therapy
Department of Dermatology, Epworth HealthCare, Victoria, Australia
Head & Neck Clinical Institute, Epworth HealthCare, Victoria, Australia
Issue Date: Feb-2007
Publisher: Wiley
Citation: Australasian Journal of Dermatology. 2007 Feb;48(1):43-5.
Abstract: A 53-year-old woman with clinical evidence of female pattern hair loss and histological evidence of androgenetic alopecia was initially treated with the oral antiandrogen spironolactone 200 mg daily. Serial scalp photography documented hair regrowth at 12 months; however, the hair regrowth plateaued, and at 24 months there had been no further improvement in hair density. Twice daily therapy with topical minoxidil 5% solution was then introduced and further regrowth documented, confirming the additive effect of combination therapy.
DOI: 10.1111/j.1440-0960.2007.00332.x
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ISSN: 00048380
Journal Title: Australasian Journal of Dermatology
Type: Journal Article
Affiliated Organisations: Department of Dermatology, St Vincent's Hospital, University of Melbourne, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia.
Type of Clinical Study or Trial: Case reports
Appears in Collections:Dermatology
Head & Neck

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