Genetic basis of male pattern baldness.

  title={Genetic basis of male pattern baldness.},
  author={Dale R. Nyholt and Nathan A. Gillespie and A Christopher Heath and Nicholas G. Martin},
  journal={The Journal of investigative dermatology},
  volume={121 6},
Common pattern baldness (androgenetic alopecia) is the most common form of hair loss in humans. In Caucasians, normal male hair loss, commonly known as ‘‘male pattern baldness’’ (MPB; MIM 109200), is noticeable in about 20% of men aged 20, and increases steadily with age, so that a male in his 90s has a 90% chance of having some degree of MPB. In addition to being among the most common natural conditions that make men self-conscious, recent studies indicate associations of MPB with: (1) benign… CONTINUE READING


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