Year : 2009 | Volume
: 2 | Issue : 1 | Page : 31--32
Serenoa repens: Does it have any role in the management of androgenetic alopecia?
Consultant Dermatologist, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India
Serenoa repens is one among the many naturally occurring 5 alpha reductase (5aR) inhibitors which has gained popularity as a magical remedy for androgenetic alopecia. It is widely advertised on the web and sold by direct marketing. Used as a self-medication, there is a risk of missing the early detection of prostate cancer. There is little evidence to support its efficacy, warranting larger clinical trials on androgenetic alopecia.
Skin, Hair and Nail Clinic, 853, P.H. Road, Kilpauk, Chennai - 600 010, Tamil Nadu
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Murugusundram S. Serenoa repens: Does it have any role in the management of androgenetic alopecia?.J Cutan Aesthet Surg 2009;2:31-32
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Murugusundram S. Serenoa repens: Does it have any role in the management of androgenetic alopecia?. J Cutan Aesthet Surg [serial online] 2009 [cited 2020 Jul 2 ];2:31-32
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