Diffuse hypertrichosis during treatment with 5% topical minoxidil

A. M. Peluso, C. Misciali, C. Vincenzi, Antonella Tosti

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Abstract

Five women affected by androgenetic alopecia developed severe hypertrichosis of the face and limbs after 2-3 months of treatment with 5% topical minoxidil. Minoxidil was discontinued and in all patients the hypertrichosis disappeared from the face and arms after 1-3 months, and from legs after 4-5 months. Systemic absorption of minoxidil, and a high sensitivity to minoxidil of the follicular apparatus in these areas, is hypothesized.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)118-120
Number of pages3
JournalBritish Journal of Dermatology
Volume136
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jan 15 1997
Externally publishedYes

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Hypertrichosis
Minoxidil
Alopecia
Therapeutics
Leg
Arm
Extremities

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Diffuse hypertrichosis during treatment with 5% topical minoxidil. / Peluso, A. M.; Misciali, C.; Vincenzi, C.; Tosti, Antonella.

In: British Journal of Dermatology, Vol. 136, No. 1, 15.01.1997, p. 118-120.

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Peluso, AM, Misciali, C, Vincenzi, C & Tosti, A 1997, 'Diffuse hypertrichosis during treatment with 5% topical minoxidil', British Journal of Dermatology, vol. 136, no. 1, pp. 118-120.
Peluso, A. M. ; Misciali, C. ; Vincenzi, C. ; Tosti, Antonella. / Diffuse hypertrichosis during treatment with 5% topical minoxidil. In: British Journal of Dermatology. 1997 ; Vol. 136, No. 1. pp. 118-120.
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