Two cases of alopecia areata treated with anthralin

Eul Sang Hwang, Sang Wook Son, Il-Hwan Kim

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Abstract

Alopecia areata (AA) is a recurrent, nonscarring type of hair loss. Although it is a medically benign condition, AA can cause great emotional distress to affected patients and their family. At this time, there are many treatments that have varying efficacies but there is no reliable cure. Topical anthralin treatment of AA has been found to be effective by some researchers. We experienced two cases of AA improved by topical anthralin therapy without serious side effects. Anthralin is much less expensive than most other topical therapies for AA and relatively well tolerated. In our experience, it is more effective in eliciting a cosmetic response than other topical treatments. Anthralin appears to be a reasonable therapeutic option for AA.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1208-1211
Number of pages4
JournalKorean Journal of Dermatology
Volume42
Issue number9
Publication statusPublished - 2004 Sep 1

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  • Alopecia areata
  • Anthralin

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Two cases of alopecia areata treated with anthralin. / Hwang, Eul Sang; Son, Sang Wook; Kim, Il-Hwan.

In: Korean Journal of Dermatology, Vol. 42, No. 9, 01.09.2004, p. 1208-1211.

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