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Male Pattern Androgenetic Alopecia

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  • Sehgal Virendra N. MD,

    1. From the Dermato-Venereology (Skin/VD) Centre, Sehgal Nursing Home, Panchwati, Azadpur, Delhi, India and the Skin Institute and School of Dermatology, Greater Kailash, New Delhi, India
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  • Aggarwal Ashok K. MD,

    1. From the Dermato-Venereology (Skin/VD) Centre, Sehgal Nursing Home, Panchwati, Azadpur, Delhi, India and the Skin Institute and School of Dermatology, Greater Kailash, New Delhi, India
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  • Srivastava Govind MD,

    1. From the Dermato-Venereology (Skin/VD) Centre, Sehgal Nursing Home, Panchwati, Azadpur, Delhi, India and the Skin Institute and School of Dermatology, Greater Kailash, New Delhi, India
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  • Rajput Punit MBBS

    1. From the Dermato-Venereology (Skin/VD) Centre, Sehgal Nursing Home, Panchwati, Azadpur, Delhi, India and the Skin Institute and School of Dermatology, Greater Kailash, New Delhi, India
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Virendra N. Sehgal, MD, Dermato-Venereology (Skin/VD) Centre, Sehgal Nursing Home, A/6 Panchwati, Azadpur, Delhi 110 033, India
E-mail: drsehgal@ndf.vsnl.net.in

Abstract

Androgenic alopecia is a common physiologic disorder that is induced by androgens in genetically predisposed persons. It is described by dermatologists as a disorder of perception. Its original classification in men was made by Hamilton in 1951 and modified by Norwood in 1975. Ludwig's classification of androgenic alopecia in women was made in 1977. More study on this subject is needed with respect to searching for a medication to promote hair growth.

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