alexa Alefacept for severe alopecia areata: a randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled study.


Hair Therapy & Transplantation

Author(s): Strober BE, Menon K, McMichael A, Hordinsky M, Krueger G,

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Abstract OBJECTIVE: To assess the efficacy of alefacept for the treatment of severe alopecia areata (AA). DESIGN: Multicenter, double-blind, randomized, placebo-controlled clinical trial. SETTING: Academic departments of dermatology in the United States. PARTICIPANTS: Forty-five individuals with chronic and severe AA affecting 50\% to 95\% of the scalp hair and resistant to previous therapies. Intervention Alefacept, a US Food and Drug Administration-approved T-cell biologic inhibitor for the treatment of moderate to severe plaque psoriasis. Main Outcome Measure Improved Severity of Alopecia Tool (SALT) score over 24 weeks. RESULTS: Participants receiving alefacept for 12 consecutive weeks demonstrated no statistically significant improvement in AA when compared with a well-matched placebo-receiving group (P = .70). Conclusion Alefacept is ineffective for the treatment of severe AA. This article was published in Arch Dermatol and referenced in Hair Therapy & Transplantation

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