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Abstract : Female pattern hair loss (FPHL) presented with diffuse thinning over the entire scalp particularly on the crown. It is nonscarring hair loss characterized by gradual conversion of terminal hair to vellous with follicular miniaturization in a special distribution. It is very common and also increasing with age. The most common age is from 20 to 40years, some women don't experience noticeable thinning until their forty. It affects quality of life and has psychosocial effects. The pathogenesis may be multifactorial related to genetic, hormonal such as the androgen may play a role in FPHL, as women polycystic ovary syndrome had features of early-onset FPHL. On the other hand, the majority of these women have normal androgen levels, which may indicate that the androgen hormones aren’t the only factors. Female pattern hair loss is characterized by diffuse thinning of the central and parietal region with preservation of the frontal hair line. This review describes the clinical features, diagnosis, and also, treatment of FPHL.

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