S1 Guideline for Diagnostic Evaluation in Androgenetic Alopecia in Men, Women and Adolescents

U. Blume-Peytavi; A. Blumeyer; A. Tosti; A. Finner; V. Marmol; M. Trakatelli; P. Reygagne; A. Messenger


The British Journal of Dermatology. 2011;164(1):5-15. 

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Generally, AGA is a clinical diagnosis. Depending on patient history and clinical evaluation, further diagnostic testing may be necessary. To facilitate implementation of the S1 guideline in daily clinical routine, the expert opinion-based recommendations of the current guideline are summarized in a two-page diagnostic evaluation form. The latter needs only a few minutes to be completed. It is a checklist containing all essential issues to diagnose AGA. Moreover, the Consensus Group developed a clinical algorithm that summarizes the steps in the diagnostic procedure.


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