Reactions 1704, p357 - 2 Jun 2018 Female pattern hair loss following accidental exposure of testosterone: case report A 39-year-old woman developed female pattern hair loss (FPHL) following accidental exposure to her husband’s testosterone [amount exposed not stated]. The woman presented with with a short and dramatic history of hair thinning over the course of 2 months. She reported no other symptoms of virilisation and did not have a family history of hair-loss. Her clinical and histopathological findings revealed FPHL. Her endocrinological investigation showed an elevated testosterone and consequently, further analysis was done. It was found that her husband had started topical testosterone treatment in the 2 months preceding the onset of her symptoms. Her husband had been applying topical testosterone to his volar forearms before rubbing them onto his lateral torso. The woman’s hair loss and testosterone level normalised with the discontinuation of her husband’s topical testosterone. Author comment: "This case highlights the importance of enquiring about exogenous testosterone exposure in [female pattern hair loss] and potential inadvertent androgenisation of close contacts with topical testosterone." "In cases of acute onset, rapidly progressive and advanced hair loss, a full medical history and examination, and endocrinological investigation are warranted to exclude virilisation." Schauer A, et al. Topical testosterone: A hair-raising cause of female pattern hair loss. Australasian Journal of Dermatology 59 (Suppl. 1): 104, May 2018. Available from: URL: http://doi.org/10.1111/ajd.17_12815 [abstract] - Australia 803323535 0114-9954/18/1704-0001/$14.95 Adis © 2018 Springer International Publishing AG. All rights reserved Reactions 2 Jun 2018 No. 1704
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