Journal of Clinical & Experimental Dermatology Research

Journal of Clinical & Experimental Dermatology Research
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ISSN: 2155-9554

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Etiological Role of Ferritin and Vitamin D in Patients with Telogen Effluvium

Noha Ezzat Mohammad, Radawa Said Ibrahium, Mohamad Hassan Mohammed, Sara Ahmed Galal, Rehab Maher and Hanan Ali Darwish

Introduction: Telogen effluvium (TE) is an abnormality of hair cycling that result in an abrupt onset of generalized shedding of telogen hairs from the scalp, with or without an entifiable trigger. Ferritin and vitamin D play an important role in hair follicle differentiation.
Aim: The work was to investigate level of serum ferritin and vitamin D levels in patients with acute/chronic TE.
Subject and methods: This case control study was conducted on 30 patients with TE. They were 25 females and 5 males and they were also classified clinically into 15 patients (50%) suffered from acute form of the disease, they aged (18 to 48 years) and 15 patients (50%) have chronic form, aged (24 to 49 years). Thirty healthy persons were included as a control group.
Result: There was a significant difference between patients and control groups as regard serum ferritin while higher significant difference regarding vitamin D level in patients than in control group. There were no significant difference regarding serum ferritin and vitamin D with age, sex or duration of the disease.
Conclusion and recommendation: Significant relation was detected between TE and decreased serum ferritin levels. However large scale prospective studies should be performed on a large number of people to clarify the relation between serum ferritin and vitamin D with TE and routine investigations of serum ferritin and vitamin D in all patients with TE should be done.