Two patients were reported in 1999 by Farrell et al. [4] to have a good response to finasteride (5 mg/day), a dose five times higher than that used in male alopecia. A 56-year-old man with a 10-year past history of HS reported significant improvement in his symptoms as early as the 4th week of treatment. A 55-year-old postmeno-pausal woman with a history of HS since adolescence and a previous absence of response to CPA received finasteride 5 mg/day. After 3 months she reported an improvement of her lesions without any significant adverse effects.

Since then, seven patients of both sexes have been treated with finasteride 5 mg/day in an open study with follow-up periods ranging from 8 months to 2 years [7]. Three patients had complete healing of lesions and six patients were said to improve significantly. In fact, doubleblind placebo-controlled studies are needed to clarify this situation.

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