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:

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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Prevalence and types of androgenetic alopecia in north Anatolian population: A community-based study.
 

Author(s): Yalcin Bas, Havva Yildiz Seckin, Göknur Kalkan, Zennure Takci, Riza Citil, Yalcin Önder, Safak Sahin, Ayse Kevser Demir

Journal: J Pak Med Assoc. 2015 Aug;65(8):806-9.

 

To determine the prevalence and pattern of androgenetic alopecia in Turkey and to compare the results with different regions.

Last Updated: 3 Aug 2015

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Evaluation of DNA variants associated with androgenetic alopecia and their potential to predict male pattern baldness.
 

Author(s): Magdalena Marcińska, Ewelina Pośpiech, Sarah Abidi, Jeppe Dyrberg Andersen, Margreet van den Berge, Ángel Carracedo, Mayra Eduardoff, Anna Marczakiewicz-Lustig, Niels Morling, Titia Sijen, Małgorzata Skowron, Jens Söchtig, Denise Syndercombe-Court, Natalie Weiler, , Peter M Schneider, David Ballard, Claus Børsting, Walther Parson, Chris Phillips, Wojciech Branicki

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Androgenetic alopecia, known in men as male pattern baldness (MPB), is a very conspicuous condition that is particularly frequent among European men and thus contributes markedly to variation in physical appearance traits amongst Europeans. Recent studies have revealed multiple genes ...

Last Updated: 24 May 2015

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The terms "Androgenetic Alopecia" returned 14 free, full-text review articles on human participants. First 3 results:

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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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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Evaluating the Efficacy of Microneedling in the Treatment of Androgenetic Alopecia
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Androgenetic Alopecia

 

Last Updated: 2 Jun 2014

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

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Androgenetic Alopecia

 

Last Updated: 7 Feb 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: 13 Jun 2016

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