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 28 free, full-text research articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Genetic variants at 20p11 confer risk to androgenetic alopecia in the Chinese Han population.
 

Author(s): Bo Liang, Chunjun Yang, Xianbo Zuo, Yang Li, Yantao Ding, Yujun Sheng, Fusheng Zhou, Hui Cheng, Xiaodong Zheng, Gang Chen, Zhengwei Zhu, Jun Zhu, Xuhui Fu, Tao Wang, Ying Dong, Dawei Duan, Xianfa Tang, Huayang Tang, Jinping Gao, Liangdan Sun, Sen Yang, Xuejun Zhang

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Androgenetic alopecia (AGA) is a well-characterized type of progressive hair loss commonly seen in men, with different prevalences in different ethnic populations. It is generally considered to be a polygenic heritable trait. Several susceptibility genes/loci, such as AR/EDA2R, HDAC9 ...

Last Updated: 30 Aug 2013

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Androgenetic alopecia at various ages and prostate cancer risk in an equal-access multiethnic case-control series of veterans.
 

Author(s): Jean-Alfred Thomas, Jodi A Antonelli, Lionel L Banez, Catherine Hoyo, Delores Grant, Wendy Demark-Wahnefried, Elizabeth A Platz, Leah Gerber, Kathryn Shuler, Enwono Eyoh, Elizabeth Calloway, Stephen J Freedland

Journal: Cancer Causes Control. 2013 May;24(5):1045-52.

 

Epidemiological data are conflicting regarding the association between androgenetic alopecia (AA) and prostate cancer (CaP). We examined the relationship between these two conditions.

Last Updated: 22 Apr 2013

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Increased androgen receptor messenger RNA in frontal-parietal hair follicles of women with androgenetic alopecia.
 

Author(s): F Richeti, C Kochi, M N Rocha, C Sant'Anna Corrêa, R Lazzarini, R M Guazzelli, R F Mendonça, M R Melo, C A Longui

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Normal testosterone levels are frequently observed in women with androgenetic alopecia (AGA), suggesting the involvement of androgen sensitivity in this condition. Androgen sensitivity is related to androgen receptor (AR) messenger RNA (mRNA) production in hair follicles and is negatively ...

Last Updated: 25 Jul 2013

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The terms "Androgenetic Alopecia" returned 8 free, full-text review articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Androgenetic alopecia: an update.
 

Author(s): Feroze Kaliyadan, Ajit Nambiar, Sundeep Vijayaraghavan

Journal: Indian J Dermatol Venereol Leprol. ;79(5):613-25.

 

Androgenetic alopecia (AGA) is one of the commonest reasons for dermatological consultation. Over the last few years our understanding of the pathophysiology of AGA has improved and this has paved way for better diagnostic and therapeutic options. Recent research has dwelled on the ...

Last Updated: 26 Aug 2013

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Clinical and histological challenge in the differential diagnosis of diffuse alopecia: female androgenetic alopecia, telogen effluvium and alopecia areata - part I.
 

Author(s): Betina Werner, Fabiane Mulinari-Brenner

Journal: An Bras Dermatol. ;87(5):742-7.

 

Diffuse androgenetic alopecia (female pattern hair loss), telogen effluvium, and diffuse alopecia areata may have similar clinical manifestations. Subtle details on physical examination and dermoscopy of the scalp may help to identify those disorders. The authors present a practical ...

Last Updated: 9 Oct 2012

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Androgenetic alopecia and current methods of treatment.
 

Author(s): Martina Bienová, Renata Kucerová, Michala Fiurásková, Marián Hajdúch, Zdenìk Koláŕ

Journal: Acta Dermatovenerol Alp Pannonica Adriat. 2005 Mar;14(1):5-8.

 

Androgenetic alopecia (AGA) is a common dermatological condition affecting both men and women. In the case of men, up to 30% over the age of 30 and more than 50% over the age of 50 are affected. AGA also affects women although clinical signs are usually milder and associated with ...

Last Updated: 8 Apr 2005

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Pharmacogenomic Study of Androgenetic Alopecia
 

Status: Not yet recruiting

Condition Summary: Androgenetic Alopecia

 

Last Updated: 10 Nov 2010

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Minoxidil Response Testing in Males With Androgenetic Alopecia
 

Status: Recruiting

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Last Updated: 27 Aug 2014

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Efficacy and Safety of Platelet Rich Plasma in Androgenetic Alopecia
 

Status: Not yet recruiting

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Last Updated: 26 Feb 2014

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