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Minerva Ginecologica 2009 October;61(5):445-52

Copyright © 2009 EDIZIONI MINERVA MEDICA

language: English

Hair loss in women

Tosti A. 1, Piraccini B. M. 1, Sisti A. 1, Duque-Estrada B. 2

1 Department of Dermatology, University of Bologna, Bologna, Italy 2 Institute of Dermatology Prof. Rubem David Azulay, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil


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Hair loss in women is a very common clinical complaint, and is usually associated with severe emotional distress. In this article, the authors review the most common clinical causes of hair loss in women, and emphasize the role of hormonal changes in the regulation of hair loss and hair growth.

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