To Study the Associated Diseases and Possible Co-Morbidities of Acne Vulgaris in Females
Author(s): S Tamilarasi*
Increased prevalence of acne vulgaris was noted in less than 20 years of age group. The most commonly involving acne grade 1s III, irrespective of age groups. In this study, most common associated condition 1s seborrhea (75%).Other associations include acanthosis nigricans (72%), alopecia (69%), hirsutism (68%), menstrual irregularities (65%) was noted. Insulin resistance was noted 1n 63% of women with acne vulgaris. In this study, elevated (>2 times) LH: FSH was noted in 54% of women with acne vulgaris. Insulin resistance and elevated LH: FSH, both found in 39% of women. So, acne vulgaris is associated with disorder of androgen and insulin. Acne vulgaris is an indicator to androgens levels changes.