Hair loss and hirsutism in the elderly

Maria K Hordinsky, Marty Sawaya, Janet L. Roberts

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This article contains a brief review of hair follicle biology, followed by a presentation of the workup of elderly patients who present with hair loss or hirsutism. Common hair disorders, such as graying, telogen effluvium, androgenic alopecia, senescent alopecia, alopecia arcuata, hirsutism, and hypertrichosis, are discussed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)121-133
Number of pages13
JournalClinics in Geriatric Medicine
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jan 1 2002


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