Female pattern hair loss in complete androgen insensitivity syndrome

Br J Dermatol. 2010 May;162(5):1135-7. doi: 10.1111/j.1365-2133.2010.09661.x. Epub 2010 Feb 1.


Female pattern hair loss, also known as female androgenetic alopecia, is generally regarded as an androgen-dependent disorder representing the female counterpart of male balding. We describe female pattern hair loss occurring in a patient with complete androgen insensitivity syndrome suggesting that mechanisms other than direct androgen action contribute to this common form of hair loss in women.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Alopecia / complications*
  • Alopecia / pathology
  • Alopecia / physiopathology
  • Androgen-Insensitivity Syndrome / complications*
  • Androgens / physiology
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Middle Aged


  • Androgens