Alopecia areata and Coeliac Disease: No Effect of a Gluten-Free Diet on Hair Growth

@article{Bardella2000AlopeciaAA,
  title={Alopecia areata and Coeliac Disease: No Effect of a Gluten-Free Diet on Hair Growth},
  author={Maria Teresa Bardella and Roberta Marino and Mauro Barbareschi and Fernando Bianchi and Giovanni Faglia and Paolo A. Bianchi},
  journal={Dermatology},
  year={2000},
  volume={200},
  pages={108 - 110}
}
Background: An association between alopecia areata (AA) and coeliac disease has recently been reported. Aim: The aim of this paper was to evaluate the possible effect of a gluten-free diet (GFD) on the new growth of hair in 5 alopecic patients with CD. Methods: CD was diagnosed in 5 patients with AA (universalis in 3 cases and patchy in 2 cases). The diagnosis of CD was based on serological and histological standard criteria. Results: In all patients the GFD resolved CD clinically… 

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