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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The terms "Androgenetic Alopecia" returned 52 free, full-text research articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Comparison of quality of life in patients with androgenetic alopecia and alopecia areata.
 

Author(s): Muzeyyen Gonul, Bengu Cevirgen Cemil, Havva Hilal Ayvaz, Eylem Cankurtaran, Can Ergin, Mehmet Salih Gurel

Journal: An Bras Dermatol. ;93(5):651-658.

 

Androgenetic alopecia is one of the most common forms of hair loss. Alopecia areata is a common autoimmune disorder which causes hair loss. It has been previously reported that both alopecia disorders can have negative effects on quality of life. However, only a few studies have compared ...

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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Psychological assessment in 355 Chinese college students with androgenetic alopecia.
 

Author(s): Xia Wang, Chunping Xiong, Li Zhang, Bin Yang, Rongfang Wei, Liqian Cui, Xiangbin Xing

Journal: Medicine (Baltimore). 2018 Aug;97(31):e11315.

 

Although the association of the psychological problems and androgenetic alopecia (AGA) gained the increasing attention, the psychosocial state in college students with AGA remains unknown. We recruited a total number of 355 college students with AGA from 18 universities in Southern ...

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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The tendency towards the development of psychosexual disorders in androgenetic alopecia according to the different stages of hair loss: a cross-sectional study.
 

Author(s): Betul Tas, Filiz Kulacaoglu, Hasan Belli, Murat Altuntas

Journal: An Bras Dermatol. 2018 Mar;93(2):185-190.

 

Androgenetic alopecia is a common dermatological condition affecting both genders.

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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The terms "Androgenetic Alopecia" returned 11 free, full-text review articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Genetic and molecular aspects of androgenetic alopecia.
 

Author(s): Lizeth Martinez-Jacobo, César D Villarreal-Villarreal, Rocío Ortiz-López, Jorge Ocampo-Candiani, Augusto Rojas-Martínez

Journal: Indian J Dermatol Venereol Leprol. ;84(3):263-268.

 

Androgenetic alopecia is the most common form of progressive hair loss in humans. A genetic predisposition and hormonal status are considered as major risk factors for this condition. Several recent advances in molecular biology and genetics have increased our understanding of the ...

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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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 reports have proved ...

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.

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Androgenetic Alopecia and the JAK-STAT Pathway
 

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Condition Summary: Androgenetic Alopecia

 

Last Updated: 1 Oct 2018

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

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Condition Summary: Androgenetic Alopecia

 

Last Updated: 25 Jun 2018

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Last Updated: 20 Sep 2018

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