S1 guideline for diagnostic evaluation in androgenetic alopecia in men, women and adolescents

    January 2011 in “British Journal of Dermatology
    Ulrike Blume-Peytavi, Anja Blumeyer, Antonella Tosti, Andreas Finner, Véronique Del Marmol, Myrto Trakatelli, Pascal Reygagne, Andrew G. Messenger
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    TLDR Guidelines for diagnosing common hair loss include detailed history, clinical examination, and various diagnostic techniques.
    This document provides guidelines for diagnosing androgenetic alopecia (AGA) in men, women, and adolescents. AGA is the most common hair loss disorder, and the diagnosis is usually made clinically. The guideline recommends a detailed history, clinical examination, and diagnostic techniques such as the pull test, dermoscopy, global photography, and biopsy. The document emphasizes the importance of considering lifestyle procedures and environmental factors in the history of the patient. The guideline provides a clinical evaluation form and an algorithm for daily clinical routine. The document also references several studies on the diagnostic and predictive value of scalp biopsy specimens in AGA.
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