Towards a consensus on how to diagnose and quantify female pattern hair loss – The ‘Female Pattern Hair Loss Severity Index (FPHL‐SI)’

@article{Harries2016TowardsAC,
  title={Towards a consensus on how to diagnose and quantify female pattern hair loss – The ‘Female Pattern Hair Loss Severity Index (FPHL‐SI)’},
  author={M. Harries and A. Tosti and W. Bergfeld and U. Blume-Peytavi and J. Shapiro and G. Lutz and A. Messenger and R. Sinclair and R. Paus},
  journal={Journal of the European Academy of Dermatology and Venereology},
  year={2016},
  volume={30}
}
  • M. Harries, A. Tosti, +6 authors R. Paus
  • Published 2016
  • Medicine
  • Journal of the European Academy of Dermatology and Venereology
  • Female pattern hair loss (FPHL) is a common non‐scarring alopecia characterized by widening of the midline hair part at the crown (vertex). In 1977, Ludwig developed a scale that graded the degree of visible vertex hair thinning from I (least severe) to III (most severe). However, by the time patients exhibit the full manifestations of ‘Ludwig I’, they have already lost a significant volume of hair. Although current therapies may realistically halt progression of hair loss, improvements in hair… CONTINUE READING
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