Scientists have revealed in a new study that bald men are at a high risk of a severe Coronavirus complications because male hormones help the virus to attack cells.
The condition could be called the Gabrin Sign, named after the first physician who died from the condition in the United States, Dr Frank Gabrin who was a bald man.
The male hormone, Androgen which causes hair loss among men has been linked to some severe Coronavirus cases in Spain.
“We really think that baldness is a perfect predictor of severity,” the lead author of the study, Professor Carlos Wambier from Brown University told the Telegraph.
“We think Androgens or male hormones are definitely the gateway for the virus to enter our cells,” he added.
Two studies conducted in Spain, led by Professor Wambier have revealed a disproportionate number of males with baldness admitted into hospitals with the virus.
One of the studies published in the Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology was conducted in three Madrid hospitals. The researchers found that out of 122 males admitted in the hospitals, 79% were bald.
Scientists said these are relatively small studies and more work needs to be done to arrive at accurate conclusions.