Male pattern hair loss: current understanding

@article{Whiting1998MalePH,
  title={Male pattern hair loss: current understanding},
  author={David A. Whiting},
  journal={International Journal of Dermatology},
  year={1998},
  volume={37}
}
  • D. Whiting
  • Published 1 August 1998
  • Medicine
  • International Journal of Dermatology
Introduction The most common form of human hair loss is androgenic alopecia (AGA). It affects at least 50% of men by the age of 50 years and 50% of women by the age of 6o years. It is more obvious in men, and often manifests itself a decade earlier in men than in women. Various historic observations have suggested that AGA in men, commonly referred to as male pattern hair loss, results from a combination of heredity and hormones. In 400 

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