A Preliminary Observation: Male Pattern Hair Loss Among Hospitalized COVID-19 Patients in Spain - A Potential Clue to the Role of Androgens in COVID-19 Severity

J Cosmet Dermatol. 2020 Jul;19(7):1545-1547. doi: 10.1111/jocd.13443. Epub 2020 Apr 23.

Abstract

A preliminary observation of high frequency of male pattern hair loss among admitted COVID-19 patients and suggest that androgen expression might be a clue to COVID-19 severity.

Keywords: 5-alpha reductase; ACE2; SARS-CoV-2; TMPRSS2; androgenetic alopecia.

Publication types

  • Letter

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Age Distribution
  • Aged
  • Alopecia / diagnosis
  • Alopecia / epidemiology*
  • Androgens / blood*
  • Biomarkers / blood
  • Comorbidity
  • Coronavirus Infections / diagnosis
  • Coronavirus Infections / epidemiology*
  • Disease Outbreaks / statistics & numerical data*
  • Humans
  • Incidence
  • Male
  • Middle Aged
  • Pandemics
  • Pneumonia, Viral / diagnosis
  • Pneumonia, Viral / epidemiology*
  • Risk Assessment
  • Severity of Illness Index
  • Spain
  • Young Adult

Substances

  • Androgens
  • Biomarkers

Supplementary concepts

  • COVID-19