Androgenetic alopecia in women.

  • Vera H. Price
  • Published 2003 in
    The journal of investigative dermatology…
Androgenetic alopecia (AGA), also known in women as female pattern hair loss, is caused by androgens in genetically susceptible women and men. The thinning begins between ages 12 and 40 years, the inheritance pattern is polygenic, and the incidence is the same as in men. In susceptible hair follicles, dihydrotestosterone binds to the androgen receptor, and… CONTINUE READING