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Emerging Unconventional Therapies for Alopecia Areata

Title
Emerging Unconventional Therapies for Alopecia Areata
Publication Type
Journal Article
Research Type
Human
Reported as
Review
Date
January 19, 2018
Authors
Natasha Atanaskova Mesinkovska
Institution
University of California Irvine
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Abstract

Alopecia areata is a prevalent autoimmune skin disease with no cure or indicated treatment options. In the absence of an approved treatment, some patients are eager to try unconventional therapies, despite the very limited research evaluating their safety and efficacy. Recently emerging unconventional therapies for alopecia areata discussed include antihistamines, cryotherapy, and low-dose naltrexone.