Androgenetic Alopecia

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Androgenetic Alopecia

Androgenetic alopecia is a common form of hair loss in both men and women. In men, hair is usually lost in a well-defined pattern, beginning above both temples and is usually referred to as male-pattern baldness. Over time, the hairline recedes to form a characteristic 'M' shape. Hair also thins near the top of the head, often progressing to partial or complete baldness. The pattern of hair loss in women differs from men (female pattern hair loss). In women, the hair becomes thinner all over the head, and the hairline does not recede. Androgenetic alopecia in women rarely leads to total baldness. A variety of genetic and environmental factors likely play a role in causing this condition. Mutations in the AR gene have also been associated with androgenetic alopecia.
 

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Scientific Literature

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The terms "Androgenetic Alopecia" returned 50 free, full-text research articles on human participants. First 3 results:

The tendency towards the development of psychosexual disorders in androgenetic alopecia according to the different stages of hair loss: a cross-sectional study.
 

Author(s): Betul Tas, Filiz Kulacaoglu, Hasan Belli, Murat Altuntas

Journal: An Bras Dermatol. 2018 Mar;93(2):185-190.

 

Androgenetic alopecia is a common dermatological condition affecting both genders.

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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An analysis of gene expression data involving examination of signaling pathways activation reveals new insights into the mechanism of action of minoxidil topical foam in men with androgenetic alopecia.
 

Author(s): Georgios N Stamatas, Jeff Wu, Apostolos Pappas, Paradi Mirmirani, Thomas S McCormick, Kevin D Cooper, Mary Consolo, Jane Schastnaya, Ivan V Ozerov, Alexander Aliper, Alex Zhavoronkov

Journal: Cell Cycle. 2017 ;16(17):1578-1584.

 

Androgenetic alopecia is the most common form of hair loss. Minoxidil has been approved for the treatment of hair loss, however its mechanism of action is still not fully clarified. In this study, we aimed to elucidate the effects of 5% minoxidil topical foam on gene expression and ...

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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Understanding patient and physician perceptions of male androgenetic alopecia treatments in Asia-Pacific and Latin America.
 

Author(s): Zrinka Lulic, Shigeki Inui, Woo-Young Sim, Hoon Kang, Gwang Seong Choi, Woosung Hong, Toshiki Hatanaka, Timothy Wilson, Michael Manyak

Journal: J. Dermatol.. 2017 Aug;44(8):892-902.

 

This survey aimed to explore patient and physician attitudes towards male androgenetic alopecia (AGA), satisfaction with currently available male AGA treatments and investigate the factors affecting treatment choice. The survey was carried out in five countries (Japan, South Korea, ...

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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The terms "Androgenetic Alopecia" returned 10 free, full-text review articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Oxidative stress in androgenetic alopecia.
 

Author(s): B E Prie, L Iosif, I Tivig, I Stoian, C Giurcaneanu

Journal: J Med Life. ;9(1):79-83.

 

Androgenetic alopecia is not considered a life threatening disease but can have serious impacts on the patient's psychosocial life. Genetic, hormonal, and environmental factors are considered responsible for the presence of androgenetic alopecia. Recent literature reports have proved ...

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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Guidelines on the use of finasteride in androgenetic alopecia.
 

Author(s): Venkataram Mysore, B M Shashikumar

Journal: Indian J Dermatol Venereol Leprol. ;82(2):128-34.

 

Finasteride is a widely used drug in dermatology for the treatment of androgenetic alopecia. There are many reports of associated sexual side effects. This article reviews the use of once-daily 1 mg finasteride in androgenetic alopecia and its associated sexual adverse effects.

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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Update on the treatment of androgenetic alopecia.
 

Author(s): S Rinaldi, M Bussa, A Mascaro

Journal: Eur Rev Med Pharmacol Sci. 2016 ;20(1):54-8.

 

Androgenetic alopecia is the most common type of hair loss, affecting women (50% of menopausal women and a large number of women of childbearing age) as well as males (over 70% of adult men). Since the condition is of an evolutionary nature, it is important to intervene early in order ...

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A Study in Male and Female Subjects With Androgenetic Alopecia Treated With ATI-50002 Topical Solution
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Androgenetic Alopecia

 

Last Updated: 12 Apr 2018

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The Effect of Platelet-rich Plasma in Subjects With Androgenetic Alopecia
 

Status: Not yet recruiting

Condition Summary: Androgenetic Alopecia

 

Last Updated: 25 Jun 2018

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Last Updated: 24 Oct 2017

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