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

    July 2020 in “Journal of Cosmetic Dermatology
    Andy Goren, Sergio Vano-Galvan, Carlos Gustavo Wambier, John D. McCoy, Alba Gómez-Zubiaur, Oscar M. Moreno-Arrones, Jerry Shapiro, Rodney Sinclair, Michael H. Gold, Maja Kovacevic, Natasha Atanaskova Mesinkovska, Mohamad Goldust, Ken Washenik
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    TLDR Male pattern hair loss could hint at androgens affecting COVID-19 severity.
    Male pattern hair loss may be a potential clue to the role of androgens in COVID-19 severity, according to a preliminary observation of hospitalized COVID-19 patients in Spain. The study found that a high percentage of male COVID-19 patients with severe symptoms also had androgenetic alopecia, a genetic condition that causes hair loss. Androgens, such as testosterone, are known to play a role in hair loss and may also contribute to the severity of COVID-19 symptoms. Further research is needed to confirm this potential link and explore potential treatments.
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