European Journal of Dermatology


Genetic factors predispose to balding and non-balding in men Volume 11, numéro 4, July - August 2001

Department of Dermatology, Royal Hallamshire Hospital, Sheffield S10 2JF, UK.
  • Page(s) : 309-14
  • Année de parution : 2001

In the opening of his paper on male pattern balding [1], Harry Harris commented "although it is well known that baldness tends to run in families, the exact manner of its inheritance has never been satisfactorily determined". This state of affairs remains largely unaltered over 50 years later. In essence, there have been two hypotheses to explain the inheritance of male pattern balding. The first, proposed by Osborn in 1916 [2], is that [...]