All with negative results. Is there any proven treatment, and if not, what can I hope for?
Alopecia universalis, also known as alopecia areata is a condition that causes round patches of hair loss.
No fully effective treatments are available. Typical therapy includes:
* Steroid injection under the skin surface
* Topical corticosteroids
* Ultraviolet light therapy
Irritating drugs may be applied to hairless areas to cause the hair to regrow.
Full recovery of hair is common. However, some people may have a poorer outcome, including those with:
* Alopecia areata at a young age
* Eczema (atopic dermatitis)
* Long-term alopecia
You will find more information at https://www.drugs.com/health-guide/alopecia-areata.html
Alopecia universalis (AU) is an autoimmune conditon affecting hair follicles. Individuals with AU experience hair loss all over the body - including on the scalp, eyebrows, eyelashes and body hair.
A dermatologist typically is the physician who treatments AU, although other providers may offer care in certain situations. It is quite normal for blood tests and other tests to come back normal. Some patients with AU will have abnormalities in their tests - including thyroid abnormalities, low B12 levels and others as well.
Treatment for AU is different than for alopecia areata affecting only limited regions of the scalp. Treatments for AU include immunotherapy (DPCP, squaric acid), anthralin, topical steroids under occlusion, and a range of oral immunosuppressive medications such as Prednisone, Methotrexate, Tofacitinib.
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