Hair loss in women

A. Tosti, B. M. Piraccini, A. Sisti, B. Duque-Estrada

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Hair loss in women is a very common clinical complaint, and is usually associated with severe emotional distress. In this article, the authors review the most common clinical causes of hair loss in women, and emphasize the role of hormonal changes in the regulation of hair loss and hair growth.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)445-452
Number of pages8
JournalMinerva Ginecologica
Issue number5
StatePublished - Oct 1 2009



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  • Postpartum period
  • Trichotillomania

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Obstetrics and Gynecology

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Tosti, A., Piraccini, B. M., Sisti, A., & Duque-Estrada, B. (2009). Hair loss in women. Minerva Ginecologica, 61(5), 445-452.