Evaluation and treatment of male and female pattern hair loss

    Elise A. Olsen, Andrew G. Messenger, Jerry Shapiro, Wilma F. Bergfeld, Maria K. Hordinsky, Janet L. Roberts, Dow Stough, Ken Washenik, David A. Whiting
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    TLDR Early diagnosis and treatment, using finasteride, minoxidil, or hair transplantation, improves hair loss outcomes.
    This document from 2005 provides an overview of the evaluation and treatment of male and female pattern hair loss. It discusses the potential causes, clinical presentation, and histology of pattern hair loss in men and women, as well as approaches to evaluation and treatment. The document emphasizes the importance of early diagnosis and treatment in order to achieve the best possible outcomes. Treatment options include finasteride, minoxidil, and hair transplantation. The document also highlights the role of androgens in hair loss and the importance of scalp biopsy as a diagnostic tool.
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