Pediatric Androgenetic Alopecia: A Review

    Jacob Griggs, Brandon Burroway, Antonella Tosti
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    TLDR Early diagnosis and treatment, like topical minoxidil, can prevent hair loss in children.
    This document is a review of pediatric androgenetic alopecia, a type of hair loss that can affect children as young as 6 years old. It discusses the prevalence, clinical presentation, diagnosis, and potential treatment options for the condition. Early diagnosis and treatment are emphasized as important for preventing further hair loss and improving outcomes for affected children. Topical minoxidil is the most commonly used treatment, but more research is needed to improve understanding and treatment of pediatric AGA.
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