International Journal of Trichology

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

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


Lorea Bagazgoitia, Sonsoles Aboín 
 Department of Dermatology, La Zarzuela Hospital, Madrid, Spain

Correspondence Address:
Lorea Bagazgoitia
La Zarzuela Hospital, Pleyades Street, 25. 28023, Madrid
Spain

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.


How to cite this article:
Bagazgoitia L, Aboín S. Whisker hair (acquired progressive kinking of the hair): An indication for finasteride 1 mg?.Int J Trichol 2016;8:24-25


How to cite this URL:
Bagazgoitia L, Aboín S. Whisker hair (acquired progressive kinking of the hair): An indication for finasteride 1 mg?. Int J Trichol [serial online] 2016 [cited 2020 Aug 9 ];8:24-25
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