In females androgenetic alopecia is usually characterised by broadening of hair parting and eventually leads to loss of hair from centre as well as crown of scalp. There is another less common pattern where you lose hair from frontal or temporal areas. The treatment prescribed is minoxidil
2 percent solution and sometimes anti androgens
, spirinolactone etc.
If you are having a single round or oval shiny patch of hair loss of acute onset, it could also be alopecia areata
. Treatment requires topical or injectable steroids
Both the patterns of hair loss are easily distinguishable on clinical examination.
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