Evidence-based (S3) guideline for the treatment of androgenetic alopecia in women and in men – short version

V. Kanti, A. Messenger, G. Dobos, P. Reygagne, A. Finner, A. Blumeyer, M. Trakatelli, A. Tosti, V. del Marmol, B. M. Piraccini, A. Nast, U. Blume-Peytavi

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Androgenetic alopecia is the most common hair loss disorder, affecting both men and women. Initial signs of androgenetic alopecia usually develop during teenage years leading to progressive hair loss with a pattern distribution. Moreover, its frequency increases with age and affects up to 80% Caucasian men and 42% of women. Patients afflicted with androgenetic alopecia may undergo significant impairment of quality of life. The European Dermatology Forum (EDF) initiated a project to develop evidence-based guidelines for the treatment of androgenetic alopecia. Based on a systematic literature research the efficacy of the currently available therapeutic options was assessed and therapeutic recommendations were passed in a consensus conference. The purpose of the guideline is to provide dermatologists with an evidence-based tool for choosing an efficacious and safe therapy for patients with androgenetic alopecia.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)11-22
Number of pages12
JournalJournal of the European Academy of Dermatology and Venereology
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jan 2018

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Dermatology
  • Infectious Diseases


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