alexa Current treatment strategies in pediatric alopecia areata.


Hair Therapy & Transplantation

Author(s): Wang E, Lee JS, Tang M

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Abstract Alopecia areata (AA) is a non-scarring autoimmune disease of the hair follicle that can present at any age. Pediatric cases are commonly seen in a dermatology clinic, and management can potentially be challenging, with a small proportion of cases experiencing a chronic relapsing course marked by distressing hair loss that can bring about significant psychosocial morbidity. We review the established treatments for pediatric alopecia areata, alongside second and third line therapies that have shown to be efficacious. We also offer a treatment algorithm as a guide to the treatment of pediatric AA.
This article was published in Indian J Dermatol and referenced in Hair Therapy & Transplantation

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