This woman's DHEAS was 10 times normal. Such elevations usually arise from an adrenal tumor.
Some cases of diffuse alopecia in a woman are related to elevations in DHEAS or free testosterone. Such patients may have other signs of virilization or hyperandrogenism (e.g., menstrual irregularities, acne).
See hair loss in a woman.
The patient should be referred to an endocrinologist.
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