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Volume : 7, Issue : 4, Year : 2021
Article Page : 284-287
Introduction: Female pattern hair loss (FPHL) is explained by decrease in hair fiber production and their eventual miniaturization. It is considered a counterpart of male androgenetic alopecia but the role of androgens in its pathogenesis is yet to be proven.
Aim: To evaluate the trichoscopic features in females with patterned hair loss.
Materials and Methods: Inclusion and exclusion criteria were applied and 37 cases were enrolled in our study. Detailed history and clinical examination were done to establish the diagnosis. Trichoscopic examination was done after taking consent in diagnosed cases.
Results: On trichoscopy, hair diameter variability, peri pilar sign, white dots, scalp pigmentation and focal atrichia was observed in 62.2%, 62.2%, 40.5%, 45.9% and 40.5% respectively. Most common trichoscopy finding observed was peri pilar sign and hair diameter variability in 23/37 females.
Conclusion: Definitive diagnosis of FPHL is difficult to be established solely on the basis of clinical examination. Thus, trichoscopy serves as a non-invasive tool to ascertain the diagnosis in these patients.
Keywords: Trichoscopy, Female pattern hair loss, Androgenetic alopecia
How to cite : Varma K, Kumar U, Mahadik A, Agrawal S, Evaluation of trichoscopic features in female pattern hair loss. IP Indian J Clin Exp Dermatol 2021;7(4):284-287
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Received : 22-10-2021
Accepted : 19-11-2021
Available online : 13-12-2021
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