Medical workup for hair loss

Negar Kahen, Maria Colavincenzo

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Androgenic alopecia (AGA) is the most common cause of hair loss worldwide, and there are a variety of pharmacotherapeutic and procedural treatment modalities available. However, before proceeding with treatment, it is important to rule out other causes of hair loss that may present similarly to AGA. A comprehensive medical history, assessment of risk factors for alopecia, careful examination, and laboratory and histopathology studies may be helpful in distinguishing between AGA and other forms of alopecia.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProcedures in Cosmetic Dermatology
Subtitle of host publicationHair Restoration
Number of pages19
ISBN (Electronic)9780323829212
ISBN (Print)9780323829229
StatePublished - Jan 1 2023


  • Androgenetic Alopecia
  • Hair Loss
  • Medical
  • Work Up

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)


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