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Female pattern baldness

Female pattern baldness

(Science: dermatology) hair loss in women that may be associated with aging, hormones (androgens) or genetic predisposition.

The pattern of baldness in women is different from that of men. In women there is thinning of the hair all over the scalp, but the frontal hairline is maintained. The hair loss is usually permanent. Treatment has been successful with topical minoxidil in some cases.

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The gene for baldness is recessive X linked, so that is why usually ... not sex linked, that men were more likely to have pattern baldness.... a heterozygous male for pattern baldness is affected, whereas a heterozygous female for pattern baldness is not. If that's the case, ...

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by Remote
Sat Mar 18, 2006 7:57 am
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sex-influenced trait

... have to have the same frequency in males and females, which is deffinetly not the case. So, i ... with Khaiy. Recessive X-linked The typical pattern of female pattern baldness is different from that of male pattern baldness. ...

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Thu Mar 16, 2006 1:52 am
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