Therapeutic Strategies in Dermatology

Alopecia: Treatment

…are significantly reduced (up to 50%) by the administration of finasteride. This medication may also result in loss of libido, impotence, or ejaculation failure, and patients should be appropriately warned of this potential, reversible side effect. F…

Therapeutic Strategies in Dermatology

Alopecia: Key Points

Key Points Alopecia, or hair loss, has a broad spectrum of causes. In order to appropriately treat alopecia, the type of hair loss or pathophysiology must be clearly identified. The evaluation for hair loss requires a very thorough history and phys…

Histologic Diagnosis of Inflammatory Skin Diseases

Androgenetic (common) alopecia

Androgenetic (common) alopecia Presentation stereotypical Age and sex Adults, men mostly and more extensively than in women Distribution of lesions Symmetric on the scalp, particularly the frontoparietal region and the vertex of men and the midporti…