Hair & nails

Steroid-sparing agents found useful in alopecia areata

Azathioprine has a high rate of continuation as a steroid-sparing agent in chronic alopecia areata suggesting reasonable patient satisfaction and a treatment response, an Australian study has found. A retrospective analysis of 852 patients from a large Melbourne hair loss clinic found 138 had been treated with either azathioprine, cyclosporine or methotrexate, mostly concurrent with ...

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