Androgenic alopecia

    Clinical Features:

    • Usual male-pattern baldness affecting predeominantly the vertex and bitemporal areas in men and presenting as milder, more difuse alopecia in women
    • Rarely biopsied unless the presentation is unusual

    Histologic Features:

    • Miniaturized and increased vellous hairs
    • Decrease in terminal hairs
    • Increase in telogen hairs
    • Increase in follicular stelae
    • Often a mild to moderate perifollicular lymphohistiocytic infiltrate

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  • Androgenetic alopecia
    Author: Stephen Lyle, M.D., Ph.D.

    Conference: DermatopathologyConsultations.com Teaching Collection