Androgenetic Alopecia

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Androgenetic Alopecia

Androgenetic alopecia is a common form of hair loss in both men and women. In men, hair is usually lost in a well-defined pattern, beginning above both temples and is usually referred to as male-pattern baldness. Over time, the hairline recedes to form a characteristic 'M' shape. Hair also thins near the top of the head, often progressing to partial or complete baldness. The pattern of hair loss in women differs from men (female pattern hair loss). In women, the hair becomes thinner all over the head, and the hairline does not recede. Androgenetic alopecia in women rarely leads to total baldness. A variety of genetic and environmental factors likely play a role in causing this condition. Mutations in the AR gene have also been associated with androgenetic alopecia.
 

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Scientific Literature

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The terms "Androgenetic Alopecia" returned 47 free, full-text research articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Frequency, severity and related factors of androgenetic alopecia in dermatology outpatient clinic: hospital-based cross-sectional study in Turkey.
 

Author(s): Kubra Esen Salman, Ilknur Kivanc Altunay, Nihal Asli Kucukunal, Asli Aksu Cerman

Journal: An Bras Dermatol. ;92(1):35-40.

 

Androgenetic alopecia (AGA) is a patterned hair loss occurring due to systemic androgen and genetic factors. It is the most common cause of hair loss in both genders. In recent years, many studies investigating the relation between systemic diseases and androgenetic alopecia presented ...

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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Perception of Hair Transplant for Androgenetic Alopecia.
 

Author(s): Kristin L Bater, Masaru Ishii, Andrew Joseph, Peiyi Su, Jason Nellis, Lisa E Ishii

Journal: JAMA Facial Plast Surg. 2016 Dec;18(6):413-418.

 

Hair transplant is among the most common cosmetic services sought by men, with more than 11 000 procedures performed in 2014. Despite its growing popularity, the effect of hair transplant on societal perceptions of youth, attractiveness, or facets of workplace and social success is unknown.

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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Superiority of dutasteride over finasteride in hair regrowth and reversal of miniaturization in men with androgenetic alopecia: A randomized controlled open-label, evaluator-blinded study.
 

Author(s): Sujit J S Shanshanwal, Rachita S Dhurat

Journal: Indian J Dermatol Venereol Leprol. ;83(1):47-54.

 

Finasteride and dutasteride are inhibitors of the enzyme 5-alpha-reductase which inhibits the conversion of testosterone to dihydrotestosterone. Dutasteride inhibits both type I and type II 5-alpha-reductase while finasteride inhibits only the type II enzyme. As both isoenzymes are ...

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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The terms "Androgenetic Alopecia" returned 10 free, full-text review articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Oxidative stress in androgenetic alopecia.
 

Author(s): B E Prie, L Iosif, I Tivig, I Stoian, C Giurcaneanu

Journal: J Med Life. ;9(1):79-83.

 

Androgenetic alopecia is not considered a life threatening disease but can have serious impacts on the patient's psychosocial life. Genetic, hormonal, and environmental factors are considered responsible for the presence of androgenetic alopecia. Recent literature ...

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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Guidelines on the use of finasteride in androgenetic alopecia.
 

Author(s): Venkataram Mysore, B M Shashikumar

Journal: Indian J Dermatol Venereol Leprol. ;82(2):128-34.

 

Finasteride is a widely used drug in dermatology for the treatment of androgenetic alopecia. There are many reports of associated sexual side effects. This article reviews the use of once-daily 1 mg finasteride in androgenetic alopecia and its associated sexual adverse effects.

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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Update on the treatment of androgenetic alopecia.
 

Author(s): S Rinaldi, M Bussa, A Mascaro

Journal: Eur Rev Med Pharmacol Sci. 2016 ;20(1):54-8.

 

Androgenetic alopecia is the most common type of hair loss, affecting women (50% of menopausal women and a large number of women of childbearing age) as well as males (over 70% of adult men). Since the condition is of an evolutionary nature, it is important to intervene early in order ...

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The Effect of Platelet-rich Plasma in Subjects With Androgenetic Alopecia
 

Status: Not yet recruiting

Condition Summary: Androgenetic Alopecia

 

Last Updated: 27 Sep 2017

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Last Updated: 24 Oct 2017

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Adipose Derived Stem Cells Versus Platelet Rich Plasma on Follicular Unit Extraction
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Androgenetic Alopecia

 

Last Updated: 12 Feb 2018

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