Reversal of Baldness in Patient Receiving Minoxidil for Hypertension

    December 1980 in “ The New England Journal of Medicine
    Zappacosta Ar
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    TLDR Minoxidil helped bald patient regrow hair.
    A letter to the editor of The New England Journal of Medicine from 1980 reports on a patient with hereditary male-pattern baldness who experienced extensive scalp-hair growth while receiving minoxidil for hypertension and nandrolone decanoate for its erythropoietic effect during management of end-stage renal disease through long-term dialysis. The patient had been bald since he was 20 years old, but within four weeks of starting the medications, dark-brown hair grew over the area of the scalp that had previously been devoid of hair visible to the naked eye. The growth of scalp hair continued for 16 weeks, when the patient was lost to follow-up.
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