SIGNIFICANCE OF LIPID PROFILE IN ACNE VULGARIS
*Dr. Poojitha Y., Dr. Shruthi Shree, Dr. Yaswanthi Reddy K. and Dr. Kallappa C. H.
Introduction: Acne vulgaris is a common dermatological condition. It is a chronic inflammatory disease of pilosebaceous unit. It has a multifactorial pathogenesis that results in immune-mediated inflammation. The main aim of the study is to find out any abnormal lipid levels in acne patients. Materials and Methods: This is an analytical cross–sectional study conducted on 40 acne vulgaris patients and 40 age and sex matched healthy individuals. To assess their lipid profile values and compares them. Results: In our study we found out high TC levels in female patients and high TG levels in male patients. Over all lipid profile values are high in patients group compared to healthy individuals (p <0.05). But there are no statistically significant differences. Conclusion: Our results demonstrated high lipid profile values in acne patients compared to healthy individuals. It provides a new basis for further exploration of pathogenesis and treatment options.
Keywords: Acne Vulgaris; Lipid Profile; Acne.
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