Characteristics of Androgenetic Alopecia in Asian

    August 2012 in “Annals of Dermatology
    Won Young Lee, Hae Young Lee
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    TLDR Asian hair loss differs from Europeans; consider individual needs and psychological well-being for treatment.
    This document from 10 years ago discusses the characteristics of androgenetic alopecia (AGA) in Asian populations, including differences in hair loss patterns and family history compared to Europeans. The study also found that polymorphisms in the androgen receptor gene may be useful in drug choice for AGA patients. The document provides recommendations for the management of AGA, including the use of topical minoxidil and oral finasteride for men, and emphasizes the importance of individualized consideration of attitudes, concerns, and expectations for effective management. The paper concludes that dermatologists should take into account the psychological well-being of patients with AGA and that more research is needed to determine the most appropriate treatments based on genetics and pathophysiology.
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