Androgenetic alopecia in men and women

    March 2001 in “ Clinics in Dermatology
    Rodney Sinclair, Rodney P.R. Dawber
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    TLDR Androgenetic alopecia involves genetics, hormones, and can be treated with medications or surgery.
    This document from 22 years ago discusses androgenetic alopecia in both men and women. It covers topics such as the genetics and hormonal factors involved in hair loss, as well as the psychological effects of alopecia. The document includes references to various studies and research on the subject, including the prevalence of endocrine disorders and polycystic ovaries in patients with hirsutism or androgenic alopecia. It also discusses the differences in testosterone metabolism by beard and scalp hair follicle dermal papilla cells. Overall, the document provides a comprehensive overview of androgenetic alopecia and its various aspects. The document also discusses various treatments for androgenetic alopecia in men and women, including medications such as cyproterone acetate, flutamide, and finasteride, as well as scalp surgery. The article also mentions future developments in the field, such as second generation steroidal 5a reductase inhibitors and gene therapy.
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