Clinical manifestations of androgenic alopecia in females of the reproductive age

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The article represents the data of the literature concerning peculiarities of the clinical manifestation of androgenic alopecia in females as well as the results of authors' investigations of morphometrical hair parameters obtained both by trichoscopy and phototrichography in 87 patients with androgenic alopecia and in 30 healthy female volunteers. The obtained data indicate a reduction of hair density in females with androgenic alopecia (mainly in the androgen-dependant area), a decrease of average hair diameter as well as an increase (more than twice) of the percentage of lost hairs compared to the control group.

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A N Mareeva

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