Fast Five Quiz: Hair Loss (Alopecia)

William James, MD


August 01, 2022

The onset of androgenetic alopecia is gradual. Women with androgenetic alopecia generally lose hair diffusely over the crown. This produces a gradual thinning of the hair rather than an area of marked baldness. The part is widest anteriorly. The frontal hairline is often preserved in women with this disorder. Men present with gradual thinning in the temporal areas, producing a reshaping of the anterior part of the hairline. For the most part, the evolution of baldness progresses according to the Norwood-Hamilton classification of frontal and vertex thinning.

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