Discriminating in favour of or against men with increased risk of finasteride‐related side effects?

@article{Treb2017DiscriminatingIF,
  title={Discriminating in favour of or against men with increased risk of finasteride‐related side effects?},
  author={Ralph M Tr{\"u}eb},
  journal={Experimental Dermatology},
  year={2017},
  volume={26}
}
  • R. Trüeb
  • Published 1 June 2017
  • Medicine
  • Experimental Dermatology
Based on observations of Julianne Imperato-McGinley of Cornell Medical College, New York presented at a conference on birth defects in 1974 on a peculiar genetic disorder due to type 2 5α-reductase deficiency (5-ARD), oral finasteride was approved in 1992 by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration for treatment of benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH), and in 1997 for treatment of male pattern baldness (MPB). 
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