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Androgenic alopecia

Androgenic alopecia (also called androgenetic alopecia) is hair loss (alopecia) due to androgens. It is also called “male pattern baldness” or “female pattern baldness”. In women, it can start on the crown of the scalp, but can also show up as diffuse hair loss on all areas of the scalp.


  1. Mayo Clinic: Hair Loss. (accessed 29. July 2020)
  2. WebMD: Types of Hair Loss in Women. (accessed 29. July 2020)
  3. Harvard Health Publishing: Harvard Medical School. Treating female pattern hair loss. (accessed 29. July 2020)

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