Successful treatment of alopecia universalis with alefacept: A case report and review of the literature

Title

Successful treatment of alopecia universalis with alefacept: A case report and review of the literature

Creator

Bui K; Polisetty S; Gilchrist H; Jackson S M; Frederic J

Publisher

Cutis

Date

2008
2008-05

Description

Alopecia universalis often responds poorly to standard therapies. We report how a novel treatment option, alefacept, was successfully used in the management of a 21-year-old woman with alopecia universalis. The patient responded with complete regrowth of scalp and body hair after a single 12-week treatment course of alefacept. In addition, a review of the literature was performed pertaining to the use of biologic agents in the treatment of alopecia areata/universalis to determine which agents have a potential role in the treatment of this often refractory disease.

Subject

Dermatology; tumor-necrosis-factor; areata; etanercept; factor-alpha

Identifier

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Format

Journal Article or Conference Abstract Publication

URL Address

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Pages

431-434

Issue

5

Volume

81

Citation

Bui K; Polisetty S; Gilchrist H; Jackson S M; Frederic J, “Successful treatment of alopecia universalis with alefacept: A case report and review of the literature,” NEOMED Bibliography Database, accessed December 4, 2021, https://neomed.omeka.net/items/show/8760.

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