Alopecia Areata: An Evidence-Based Treatment Update

@article{Hordinsky2014AlopeciaAA,
  title={Alopecia Areata: An Evidence-Based Treatment Update},
  author={Maria K. Hordinsky and Aline Donati},
  journal={American Journal of Clinical Dermatology},
  year={2014},
  volume={15},
  pages={231-246}
}
BackgroundThere is no cure for alopecia areata, nor is there any universally proven therapy that induces and sustains remission. Treatment choices are frequently based on disease duration, extent, and activity as well as the age of the patient.ObjectiveOur objective was to review all randomized controlled studies on the treatment of alopecia areata.MethodsWe performed a search in the biomedical literature database PubMed, and used the terms ‘alopecia areata treatment’ and article type… 

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