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Hair Loss With vitamin B12 Levels

Georgia Katsogridaki, George Tzovaras, Eleni Sioka, Konstantinos Perivoliotis, Eleni Zachari, Dimitrios Magouliotis, Vasiliki Tasiopoulou, Christina Chatedaki, Dimitrios Zacharoulis
AIM: The aim of this study was to evaluate the prevalence of hair loss after laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy (LSG). The effects of variables on the likelihood that patients developed hair loss were also examined. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Fifty patients who underwent LSG were enrolled in this prospective study. Demographics, hematocrit, iron, zinc, folic acid, vitamin B12, total proteins, and albumin were evaluated preoperatively and 6 months postoperatively. RESULTS: Hair loss was observed in 56% of patients and particularly in 46% in females and in 10% in males...
December 2018: Obesity Surgery
Kavita Poonia, Gurvinder Pal Thami, Mala Bhalla, Shivani Jaiswal, Jasleen Sandhu
BACKGROUND: Diffuse hair loss (DHL) is a common problem in adult women and has a major impact on quality of life. Ascertaining the etiological diagnosis is a challenging task in such patients. Satisfactory treatment can only be instituted after ascertaining the cause of hair loss. OBJECTIVE: To study the clinico-epidemiological profile of nonscarring DHL in females and to ascertain its underlying etiological factors. STUDY DESIGN: Of a total of 110 females, who presented with nonscarring DHL to the outpatient dermatology department, 100 qualified for inclusion in the study...
February 2019: Journal of Cosmetic Dermatology
Jana Zímová, Pavlína Zímová
Trichotillomania (TTM) is defined by the Diagnostics and Statistic Manual of Mental Disorders, 4th edition (DMS-IV) as hair loss from a patient`s repetitive self-pulling of hair. The disorder is included under anxiety disorders because it shares some obsessive-compulsive features. Patients have the tendency towards feelings of unattractiveness, body dissatisfaction, and low self-esteem (1,2). It is a major psychiatric problem, but many patients with this disorder first present to a dermatologist. An 11-year-old girl came to our department with a 2-month history of diffuse hair loss on the frontoparietal and parietotemporal area (Figure 1)...
June 2016: Acta Dermatovenerologica Croatica: ADC
Kawther El-Shafie, Nafisa Samir, Ritu Lakhtakia, Robin Davidson, Ahmed Al-Waili, Muna Al-Mamary, Mohammed Al-Shafee
Vitamin B12 deficiency is common in developing countries and should be suspected in patients with unexplained anaemia or neurological symptoms. Dermatological manifestations associated with this deficiency include skin hyper- or hypopigmentation, angular stomatitis and hair changes. We report a case of a 28-year-old man who presented to the Sultan Qaboos University Hospital in Muscat, Oman, in November 2013 with localised hyperpigmentation of the palmar and dorsal aspects of both hands of two months' duration...
August 2015: Sultan Qaboos University Medical Journal
C Durusoy, Y Ozenli, A Adiguzel, I Y Budakoglu, O Tugal, S Arikan, A Uslu, A T Gulec
BACKGROUND: Cutaneous dysaesthesia syndromes are characterized by chronic cutaneous symptoms without objective findings, and their aetiologies are obscure. Trichodynia describes pain and a stinging sensation of the scalp related to diffuse alopecia. AIMS: To determine the prevalence rate of trichodynia in patients with diffuse alopecia; to assess the serum zinc, folate and vitamin B(12) levels; and to investigate the significance of psychological disorders in these patients...
October 2009: Clinical and Experimental Dermatology
D H Rushton
Hair loss in otherwise healthy women presents several challenges for the clinician. The first is to identify the cause, which may be complicated by two or more secondary factors; the second is to find effective treatments; and the third is to establish requirements for long-term management. An optimal hair growth potential is considered to exist when specific parameters for biochemical variables are operating. These include red blood cell and serum folate concentrations within the normal range, serum vitamin B12 levels between 300 and 1000 ng/L, hemoglobin levels greater than 13...
January 1993: Dermatologic Clinics
L Moltz
Androgenetic alopecia (a.A.) occurs quite frequently. Up to 79% of women suffer at least temporarily from varying degrees of intermittent diffuse hair loss in the centro-parietal and/or fronto-temporal regions. A.A. is caused by an androgen excess acting on the hair follicle for prolonged periods of time in the presence of a genetic predisposition. However, often hyperandrogenemia cannot be demonstrated in such patients. 125 women with clinically typical a.A. were investigated prospectively under standardized conditions...
April 1988: Geburtshilfe und Frauenheilkunde
N E Vinton, K A Dahlstrom, C T Strobel, M E Ament
Selenium levels were low in four children receiving long-term total parenteral nutrition (TPN) who developed erythrocyte macrocytosis (3/4), loss of pigmentation of hair and skin (2/4), elevated transaminase and creatine kinase activities (2/4), and profound muscle weakness (1/4). Initial mean selenium levels in serum and hair were 38 +/- 11 (SEM) ng/mL and 0.34 +/- 0.13 micrograms/g, respectively. Mean serum vitamin B12, folate, and vitamin E levels were normal. Intravenous supplementation with selenium was begun daily at 2 micrograms/kg/day...
November 1987: Journal of Pediatrics
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