Volume : VII, Issue : XII, December - 2017

Evaluation of Iron, Ferritin, Folic Acid, Zinc and Vitamin B12 levels in Alopecia Areata

Dr. K Hari Krishna, Dr. G Aruna

Abstract :

 Background

Alopecia areata is an auto immune disease in which autoantigens, T cells play an important role causing inflammation around anagen phase of hair follicles.

Aim: The aim of this study was to analyse Serum Iron, Ferritin, Folic acid, Zinc and Vitamin  B 12 levels in patients with Alopecia areata and to find their role in Alopecia areata.

Materials and Methods: The study was done in ASRAM Medical College and Hospital. The study includes 80 patients with clinically and trichoscopically diagnosed AA cases, and 160  healthy age– and sex–matched controls. Levels of Serum Iron, Zinc, Folic acid, Ferritin, vitamin B12, Haemoglobin, MCV and SIB were recorded in both groups.

Results : Serum Iron,Feritin, Folic acid and Zinc deficiency is more common in Alopecia areata. There was no significant difference in Vitamin  B 12  between patients and controls.

Conclusions: It is  recommended that Serum Iron, Zinc, Folic acid  and Ferritin deficiency should be screened in Alopecia areata cases 

Article: Download PDF   DOI : 10.36106/ijar  

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Dr. K Hari Krishna, Dr. G Aruna, Evaluation of Iron, Ferritin, Folic Acid, Zinc and Vitamin B12 levels in Alopecia Areata, INDIAN JOURNAL OF APPLIED RESEARCH : Volume-7 | Issue-12 | December-2017


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