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Australas J Dermatol. 2011 May;52(2):132-4. doi: 10.1111/j.1440-0960.2010.00735.x. Epub 2011 Mar 1.

Treatment of female pattern hair loss with the androgen receptor antagonist flutamide.

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Department of Dermatology, St. Vincent's Hospital Melbourne and Department of Medicine, St. Vincent's Hospital, University of Melbourne, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia


Female pattern hair loss is a common but difficult to manage condition. Commonly used treatments include oral antiandrogens such as spironolactone and topical minoxidil. The response to treatment is variable. We report a woman whose hair loss progressed while using spironolactone and topical minoxidil in combination, but reversed with flutamide, a potent androgen receptor antagonist.

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