|Classification and external resources|
|Patient UK||Alopecia universalis|
Alopecia universalis or alopecia areata universalis is a medical condition involving rapid loss of all hair, including eyebrows and eyelashes. It is the most severe form of alopecia areata, with an incidence of .0005% (1 in 200,000).[unreliable medical source?]
There is no standard treatment for alopecia universalis. Spontaneous regrowth is always a possibility, even for those with 100% hair loss over many years. However, it is not possible to predict when regrowth will occur.[unreliable medical source?] Many treatments have been explored, including immunomodulatory agents such as imiquimod. Tofacitinib citrate may also have benefits. In June 2014, it was reported that a 25-year-old man with almost no hair on his body grew a full head of hair, and eyebrows, eyelashes, facial, armpit and other hair, following 8 months of treatment.
- Robins DN (2007). "Case reports: alopecia universalis: hair growth following initiation of simvastatin and ezetimibe therapy". Journal of drugs in dermatology : JDD 6 (9): 946–7. PMID 17941369.
- Letada PR, Sparling JD, Norwood C (2007). "Imiquimod in the treatment of alopecia universalis". Cutis; cutaneous medicine for the practitioner 79 (2): 138–40. PMID 17388216.
- Children's Alopecia Project
- Charlie Villenueva & alopecia profile
- National Alopecia Areata Foundation
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