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Hair Loss in Women

Posted by iskanbasal on October 18, 2007

This is the subject of the new audioarticle at the New England Journal of Medicine.

“A 45-year-old white woman presents with a 1-year history of scalp-hair loss. She was hospitalized with appendicitis 14 months ago. She has been a vegetarian for 20 years. She takes no medications. Her father was bald. On physical examination, she has diffuse, nonscarring hair thinning with a widened part over the central portion of the scalp. How should this problem be evaluated and treated?”

Interesting knowledge in the section of Hair bilogy:

“The scalp contains, on average, 100,000 hairs. More than 90% of these hairs are actively growing, and they are referred to as anagen hairs. Anagen hairs are anchored deeply into the subcutaneous fat ……..”

The Audioarticle .

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