Androgenetic alopecia in children: report of 20 cases

    March 2005 in “ British Journal of Dermatology
    Antonella Tosti, Francesco Lopez, Bianca Maria Piraccini
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    TLDR AGA can occur in children with family history; early diagnosis and treatment important.
    This document reports on 20 cases of androgenetic alopecia (AGA) in prepubertal children, all of whom had a strong family history of AGA. The diagnosis of AGA in the children was supported by various tests, including pull test, trichogram, dermoscopy, and scalp biopsy. The study found that AGA is rare in children, but can occur in both boys and girls. The authors suggest that AGA should be considered as a possible diagnosis in children with hair loss, especially if there is a family history of the condition. The study emphasizes the importance of early diagnosis and treatment.
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