Alopecia areata update

Maria Hordinsky, Ana Lucia Junqueira

Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

11 Scopus citations

Abstract

There is neither a cure for alopecia areata (AA) nor any universally proven therapy that induces and sustains remission in patients afflicted with this autoimmune disease. AA is characterized as a nonscarring alopecia which affects children and adults. It can be relatively easy to treat when the disease is patchy and limited; but when children and adults present with long standing extensive scalp and body hair loss, successful management can be challenging. Of the treatment choices available, physicians and midlevel providers usually select a cost-effective treatment approach based on disease duration, disease activity, age of the patient, and disease extent. In this manuscript, the clinical presentation, epidemiology, pathophysiology, plus current and evolving treatments for AA will be reviewed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)72-75
Number of pages4
JournalSeminars in Cutaneous Medicine and Surgery
Volume34
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Jun 1 2015

Fingerprint Dive into the research topics of 'Alopecia areata update'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this