Androgenetic Alopecia: An Evidence-Based Treatment Update

@article{Varothai2014AndrogeneticAA,
  title={Androgenetic Alopecia: An Evidence-Based Treatment Update},
  author={Supenya Varothai and Wilma Fowler Bergfeld},
  journal={American Journal of Clinical Dermatology},
  year={2014},
  volume={15},
  pages={217-230}
}
BackgroundAndrogenetic alopecia (AGA) is one of the most common chronic problems seen by dermatologists worldwide. [] Key Method MEDLINE, EMBASE and Cochrane Library were searched for systematic reviews, randomized controlled trials, open studies, case reports and relevant studies of the treatment of male and female AGA. The relevant articles were classified according to grade and level of evidence.ResultsThe medical treatments with the best level of evidence classification for efficacy and safety for male…

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