New-onset androgenic alopecia following human chorionic gonadotropic diet and testosterone pellet implantation

Jacob Griggs, Hind Almohanna, Azhar Ahmed, Antonella Tosti

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A diet involving human chorionic gonadotropic (hCG) injections combined with extreme caloric restriction is sometimes undertaken by people desiring rapid weight loss. We report a patient with new-onset androgenic alopecia following hCG diet combined with the implantation of testosterone pellets.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)284-285
Number of pages2
JournalInternational Journal of Trichology
Issue number6
StatePublished - Nov 1 2018



  • Androgenic alopecia
  • hair loss
  • human chorionic gonadotropic diet
  • testosterone
  • testosterone pellet

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Dermatology

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