Indian Journal of Health Sciences and Biomedical Research KLEU

ORIGINAL ARTICLE
Year
: 2017  |  Volume : 10  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 245--248

One year cross-sectional study of association between androgenetic alopecia and benign prostatic hyperplasia in a tertiary care hospital


Prarthana B Desai1, BS Manjunath Swamy1, RB Nerli2 
1 Department of Dermatology, Venereology and Leprosy, Jawaharlal Nehru Medical College, KLE'S Dr. Prabhakar Kore Hospital and MRC, KLE University, Belgaum, Karnataka, India
2 Department of Urology, Jawaharlal Nehru Medical College, KLE'S Dr. Prabhakar Kore Hospital and MRC, KLE University, Belgaum, Karnataka, India

Correspondence Address:
Prarthana B Desai
Department of Dermatology, Venereology and Leprosy, Jawaharlal Nehru Medical College, KLE'S Dr. Prabhakar Kore Hospital and MRC, KLE University, Belgaum - 590 010, Karnataka
India

Background: Androgenetic alopecia (AGA) and benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH) are both androgen-dependent disorders in which the enzyme 5-alpha reductase plays a key role in conversion of testosterone to dihydrotestosterone. The purpose of this study is to analyze the association between AGA and BPH. Materials and Methods: Male patients between the age group of 25–45 years attending dermatology outpatient department at a tertiary care hospital with AGA during the period January 2015–December 2015 were included in the study. Ethical clearance was obtained from the Institutional Ethics Committee of Human Subjects Research. A short questionnaire recording their particulars and a detailed dermatological evaluation of the patient was done. All patients in the study were graded using Modified Hamilton-Norwood Classification, underwent transabdominal ultrasonogram and serum prostate-specific antigen (PSA) level estimation. Data were analyzed by ANOVA and Spearman's rank correlation. Results: Sixty-four patients were enrolled in the study. Nearly 39.1% of patients had Grade III AGA, 32.8% had Grade IV AGA, 25% had Grade V AGA, and 3.1% had Grade VI AGA. The minimum PSA level was 0.1 ng/ml and maximum was 4.8 ng/ml. The minimum prostate volume was 8.08 ml and maximum was 32.2 ml. Conclusion: Even though an increase in the prostate volume in AGA patients was noted, this study showed no association between AGA, prostate volume, and serum PSA levels.


How to cite this article:
Desai PB, Manjunath Swamy B S, Nerli R B. One year cross-sectional study of association between androgenetic alopecia and benign prostatic hyperplasia in a tertiary care hospital.Indian J Health Sci Biomed Res 2017;10:245-248


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Desai PB, Manjunath Swamy B S, Nerli R B. One year cross-sectional study of association between androgenetic alopecia and benign prostatic hyperplasia in a tertiary care hospital. Indian J Health Sci Biomed Res [serial online] 2017 [cited 2021 Apr 16 ];10:245-248
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