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Long-Term Alopecia Prognosis

A longitudinal study spanning more than 10 years has explored the long-term prognosis of patients with alopecia totalis or alopecia universalis.

Retrospective records were reviewed from 870 patients with these conditions during 1994 to 2005. The outcome data was sourced from clinical files and telephone interviews.

The study found that complete hair regrowth occurred in 17.1 percent of the patients – with rates of 20.8 percent for alopecia totalis and 15.2 percent for alopecia universalis.

Overall, 24.2 percent of patients reported hair growth equal to 90 percent.

The rates of no hair regrowth were 65.2 percent for patients with alopecia universalis, and 20.8 percent for alopeca totalis.

These results suggest that patient prognosis is better than previously reported.

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Jang, Y. H., et. al. (October 2017.) Long-Term Prognosis of Alopecia Totalis and Alopecia Universalis: A Longitudinal Study with More than 10 Years of Follow-Up: Better than Reported. Karger. Vol.233, No. 2-3

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