Hair’s Zinc Level on Androgenic Alopecia
American Journal of Clinical and Experimental Medicine
Volume 4, Issue 5, September 2016, Pages: 129-133
Received: Jul. 19, 2016; Accepted: Jul. 30, 2016; Published: Aug. 25, 2016
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Nurul Rumila Roem, Department of Dermatology and Venereology, Medical Faculty, Hasanuddin University, Makassar, Indonesia
Farida Tabri, Department of Dermatology and Venereology, Medical Faculty, Hasanuddin University, Makassar, Indonesia
Nurelly N. Waspodo, Department of Dermatology and Venereology, Medical Faculty, Hasanuddin University, Makassar, Indonesia
Ilhamjaya Patellongi, Department of Biostatistic, Faculty of Public Health, Hasanuddin University, Makassar, Indonesia
Agussalim Bukhari, Department of Clinical Nutrition, Medical Faculty, Hasanuddin University, Makassar, Indonesia
Nursiah La Nafie, Department of Chemical, Mathematics and Sciences Faculty, Hasanuddin University, Makassar, Indonesia
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Abstract
Androgenic alopecia is characterized by progressive loss of hair from the scalp. This research aimed to determine the hair and blood zinc levels in men with androgenic alopecia. The research was conducted in the Departement of Dermatovenereology of Dr. Wahidin Sudirohusodo Hospital, Makassar and the Center for Health Laboratory, Makassar, using the observational research method. The samples comprised 21 males with androgenic alopecia and 11 control samples without androgenic alopecia. The hair and blood of the samples were analyzed using the atomic absorption spectrophotometer receipts. The results showed that there was significant difference (p <0.05) between the levels of androgenic alopecia hair zinc and control. On blood zinc levels found no significant differences between androgenic alopecia and control. Hair zinc levels had a significant relationship with the degree of Hamilton, where the lower the levels of zinc in the hair androgenic alopecia, the greater the degree of Hamilton. However, things are different, between blood zinc levels in hair zinc levels and degrees of Hamilton that there is no significant difference. In this study also found between age and degree of Hamilton, where the increasing age, the greater the degree of Hamilton.
Keywords
Androgenic Alopecia, Degree of Hamilton, Zinc
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Nurul Rumila Roem, Farida Tabri, Nurelly N. Waspodo, Ilhamjaya Patellongi, Agussalim Bukhari, Nursiah La Nafie, Hair’s Zinc Level on Androgenic Alopecia, American Journal of Clinical and Experimental Medicine. Vol. 4, No. 5, 2016, pp. 129-133. doi: 10.11648/j.ajcem.20160405.13
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