Hair Therapy & Transplantation

Hair Therapy & Transplantation
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ISSN: 2167-0951


Eshini Perera

Eshini Perera


  • Review Article
    Alopecia Areata
    Author(s): Eshini Perera, Leona Yip and Rodney SinclairEshini Perera, Leona Yip and Rodney Sinclair

    Alopecia Areata (AA) is a common non-scarring alopecia that usually presents as well circumscribed patches of sudden hair loss that affects 0.1-0.2% of the population. The aetiology is thought to be both genetic and autoimmune in nature. 139 single nucleotide polymorphisms e havbeen identified in 8 regions of the genome and are found to be associated with T cells or the hair follicle. Furthermore, patients with AA have been found to have an increased frequency of hair follicle-specific auto-antibodies. The diagnosis of AA is usually made on clinical grounds, and further investigations are not usually indicated. Intralesional corticosteroids remain the treatment of choice. Systemic steroids are also highly effective; however side effects make them less desirable to both patients and physicians. Other treatment options available include anthralin, minoxidil, topical immunotherapy a.. Read More»
    DOI: 10.4172/2167-0951.1000118

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