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Int J Trichology. 2019 May-Jun;11(3):101-106. doi: 10.4103/ijt.ijt_24_19.

Expert consensus on the management of Androgenetic Alopecia in India.

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The Venkat Center for Skin and Plastic Surgery, Bengaluru, Karnataka, India.
Dr. Anchala's Skin Clinic, Hyderabad, Telangana, India.
Dr. Kharkar's Skin Clinic, Mumbai, Maharashtra, India.
Nightingale Hospital, Kolkata, West Bengal, India.
Dr. Ganjoo's Skin and Cosmetology Centre, New Delhi, India.
Department of Dermatology, Apollo Hospitals, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India.
Indushree Skin Clinic, Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh, India.
Dr. Yogesh Shah's Clinic, Ahmedabad, Gujarat, India.
Dr. Mohan's Skin and Hair Centre, Phagwara, Punjab, India.
Department of Dermatology and Cosmetology, Kerala Institute of Medical Sciences, Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala, India.
Derma Skin Cosmetic and Laser Clinic, Nagpur, Maharashtra, India.


Androgenetic alopecia (AGA), also known as androgenic or pattern alopecia, is a frequently reported disorder that affects both the sexes, with a higher incidence generally reported in men. AGA has immense psychological effects on the patient, irrespective of the age or stage of baldness. This consensus document has been developed taking into account the opinions of leading experts in the field of dermatology. The objective of this article is to provide the dermatologists with an evidence-based platform for choosing efficacious and safe therapy for patients with AGA. This review articulately summarizes the key opinions of the experts on all aspects of treatment for the effective management of AGA.


Androgenetic alopecia; management; treatment

Conflict of interest statement

The expert meetings were done in association with Abbott Healthcare Pvt. Ltd. The views expressed and discussed in the meetings and stated in this consensus article are the views of the authors and not of Abbott Healthcare Pvt. Ltd.

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