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

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: 23 Aug 2016

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An investigation of crosstalk between Wnt/β-catenin and transforming growth factor-β signaling in androgenetic alopecia.
 

Author(s): Gui-Qing Lu, Zhi-Bo Wu, Xiao-Yan Chu, Zhi-Gang Bi, Wei-Xin Fan

Journal: Medicine (Baltimore). 2016 Jul;95(30):e4297.

 

Wnt and transforming growth factor-β (TGF-β) signaling pathways are known to be involved in the pathogenesis of androgenetic alopecia (AGA). However, the way that Wnt and TGF-β signaling is altered in patients with AGA and whether there exists a crosstalk between them in pathogenetic ...

Last Updated: 30 Jul 2016

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Are 2D:4D finger-length ratios an indicator of androgenetic alopecia in males?
 

Author(s): Özlem Bilgic, Hilmi Cevdet Altınyazar, Dilek Eryılmaz, Zehra Ayça Tuğrul

Journal: An Bras Dermatol. 2016 Apr;91(2):156-9.

 

Although the pathogenesis of androgenetic alopecia is not completely understood, the roles of genetic susceptibility and androgens are well-known. A lower ratio of the second digit (index finger = 2D) to the fourth digit (ring finger = 4D) length has been hypothesized to reflect prenatal ...

Last Updated: 19 May 2016

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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.

 

Rationale: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 ...

Last Updated: 15 Dec 2016

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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: 29 Feb 2016

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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 ...

Last Updated: 27 Jan 2016

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

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Androgenetic Alopecia

 

Last Updated: 10 Jul 2017

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Evaluate the Clinical Effectiveness of RegenKit Platelet-rich Plasma (PRP) in Androgenetic Alopecia Treatment
 

Status: Not yet recruiting

Condition Summary: Androgenetic Alopecia

 

Last Updated: 14 Jun 2017

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Point-of-Care Adipose-derived Cells for Hair Growth
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Androgenetic Alopecia

 

Last Updated: 7 Apr 2017

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