Effective treatment of female androgenic alopecia with dutasteride.

  title={Effective treatment of female androgenic alopecia with dutasteride.},
  author={Malgorzata Olszewska and Lidia Rudnicka},
  journal={Journal of drugs in dermatology : JDD},
  volume={4 5},
Dihydrotestosterone is the main molecule responsible for androgenic alopecia. Finasteride, which reduces transformation of testosterone into dihydrotestosterone and decreases dihydrotestosterone activity, is approved for treatment of androgenic alopecia in men. We describe the case of a 46-year-old woman with androgenic alopecia, non-responsive to minoxidil, who initially benefited from finasteride. Due to only limited improvement after finasteride and persisting profound psychological distress… CONTINUE READING
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