Adolescent androgenic alopecia

Patrick Henry McDonough, Robert A. Schwartz

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Adolescent androgenic alopecia is pattern hair loss occurring in boys and girls younger than 18 years, whereas early-onset androgenic alopecia refers to pattern hair loss before 35 years of age. A number of studies published in the last decade have helped to elucidate the prevalence of adolescent androgenic alopecia, have clarified the genetic as well as physiologic mechanisms underlying hair loss, and have revealed the associated psychologic and systemic morbidities. This article provides an overview of the pathophysiology, diagnosis, and treatment of adolescent androgenic alopecia.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)165-168
Number of pages4
Issue number4
StatePublished - Oct 2011

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • General Medicine


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