The following is a summary of “Comparison of demographics and comorbidities by clinical subtypes and stages of female pattern baldness” published in the October 1, 2022 issue. Dermatology by Ozkoka et al.
There is conflicting information in the literature on the frequency of each subtype of female pattern baldness, and the subtypes were not compared with each other in terms of epidemiological features and relationship to comorbidities. , sought to ascertain the relationship between prevalence of each subtype and comorbidities, and the relationship between clinical stage and age and comorbidities.
This study included individuals with a confirmed diagnosis of female pattern baldness and was prospective and cross-sectional. For each patient, the following information was recorded: age, age at diagnosis, male Family history, clinical subtype, clinical stage, and concomitant diseases of pattern baldness. IBM SPSS version 21 was used for statistical analysis.
Age, menopause, and hypertension were all associated with advanced stages of female pattern baldness. Early stages of acne vulgaris were more common. Ludwig and Hamilton subtypes were more likely to experience hirsutism and acne vulgaris. Hypertension occurred more frequently in the Ludwig subtype. did.
They used correlations between comorbidities and specific categories of stage to help diagnose as yet unidentified comorbidities.
reference: jaad.org/article/S0190-9622(21)02894-2/full text