Loose Anagen Syndrome Treatment & Management

Updated: Apr 06, 2021
  • Author: Robert A Schwartz, MD, MPH; Chief Editor: Dirk M Elston, MD  more...
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Medical Care

No therapy is currently available for loose anagen syndrome. Reassure the patient's parents and adults who are affected that the syndrome is of cosmetic significance only and usually improves with increasing age, particularly after puberty. [17] A 2-year-old girl on a tapering regimen of minoxidil 5% solution over 28 months had substantial clinical benefit without experiencing adverse effects, [25] although a hair color change may be noted. [26]  Oral minoxidil may be an effective and well-tolerated treatment alternative to topical formulations in selected patients. [27]



Careful and gentle grooming may help to minimize hair loss.