Research Article| Volume 6, ISSUE 4, P102-107, October 1988

Etiology and diagnosis of androgenetic alopecia

  • Wilma F Bergfeld
    Address for correspondence: Wilma F. Bergfeld, MD, Cleveland Clinic Foundation, Dermatology Department, 9500 Euclid Ave., Cleveland, OH 44106.
    From the Department of Dermatology, Cleveland Clinic Foundation, Cleveland, Ohio USA
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      Androgenetic alopecia is the most common form of baldness observed in humans. It involves genetically predisposed individuals from puberty to senescence, with prominent central-pattern scalp alopecia induced by androgens. The many synonyms of androgenetic alopecia include androgenic alopecia, male-pattern baldness, female-pattern baldness, diffuse alopecia, common baldness, hereditary alopecia, and baldness.1–17
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