Diagnosis of a man with diffuse hair loss involving crown & frontal scalp with maintenance of frontal hair line –
3.Male pattern baldness
4.Female pattern baldness
Information in this question are :-
Diffuse hair loss involving crown and frontal scalp.
Maintenance of frontal hair live.
These two suggest the diagnosis of female pattern hair loss :-
Information (i) above suggests the diagnosis of androgenic alopecia which may be either male pattern or female pattern ?? Essential feature in both type is patterned hair loss over the crown.
Information (ii) differentiates between two and suggests the diagnosis of female pattern hair loss ? frontal hairline is preserved in female pattern, whereas frontal hair line is lost in male pattern hair loss.
A female pattern of hair loss may be seen in males and a male pattern of hair loss may be seen in females.
So, in this question a male is showing female pattern baldness.