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Year : 2016  |  Volume : 8  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 24-25

Whisker hair (acquired progressive kinking of the hair): An indication for finasteride 1 mg?

Department of Dermatology, La Zarzuela Hospital, Madrid, Spain

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Lorea Bagazgoitia
La Zarzuela Hospital, Pleyades Street, 25. 28023, Madrid
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DOI: 10.4103/0974-7753.179391

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Acquired progressive kinking of the hair (APKH) and whisker hair are relatively rare conditions. To our knowledge, fewer than 25 cases have been reported in the English literature. We present the case of a 23-year-old man whose hair on the parietal and occipital areas changed and turned curlier and shorter. Patients suffering from APKH have higher risk of developing androgenetic alopecia and therefore finasteride 1 mg daily is proposed as an adequate treatment for these patients.

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