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Vinesha Devi
Maria Naseer
Muneebah Siddiqi
Misbah Zakir Abowath
Ramla Moughal
Zarnaz Wahid


Androgenic Alopecia, Dyslipidemia, Metabolic Syndrome, Triglyceride


Because androgenetic alopecia is the most common cause of hair loss in men, it is sometimes referred to as "Common baldness." The disease has a polygenic inheritance pattern, and the main pathogenic event is the miniaturization of hair follicles. Androgen levels are often normal, indicating a role for end organ hyperreactivity to androgen, but androgenetic alopecia requires at least physiological amounts of circulating androgens to occur.

Objective: To determine the frequency of dyslipidemia in male patients presenting with androgenic alopecia at Dr. Ruth K.M Pfau Civil Hospital, Karachi.

Place and Duration: This Cross-Sectional Study was held in the Department of Dermatology, Dr. Ruth K.M Pfau Civil Hospital, Karachi, Pakistan for Six months after the approval of synopsis from May 31, 2021 to November 30, 2021.

METHODS: All patients who met the criteria of inclusion and visited Civil Hospital, Karachi were studied. After discussing the study's process, hazards, and benefits, informed consent was obtained. The blood sample was taken sterilely after a 12-hour overnight fast and labeled for dyslipidemia testing at a hospital laboratory. All obtained data were entered into the proforma at the end and used electronically for study.

Results: Mean ± SD of age was 46.9±7.9 years. Diabetes mellitus was documented in 45 (25.6%) patients. Dyslipidemia was found to be in 114 (64.8%) patients.

CONCLUSION: It is to be concluded that dyslipidemia is commonly prevalent in patients presenting with androgenic alopecia. More prospective and well-controlled clinical trials are needed to validate these findings.

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