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Journal:   JOURNAL OF ILAM UNIVERSITY OF MEDICAL SCIENCES   SPRING 2007 , Volume 15 , Number 1; Page(s) 39 To 43.
 
Paper: 

EFFICACY OF CLOBETASOLE UNDER OCCLUSION IN TOTALIS/ UNIVERSALIS ALOPECIA

 
 
Author(s):  SEDIGHHA A.*, TOUSI PARVIZ
 
* FACULTY OF MEDICAL, ILAM UNIVERSITY OF MEDICAL SCIENCES
 
Abstract: 

Introduction: In spite of different tremedial methods for Totalis / Universlis Alopecia, the success in hair regrowth has proved about 25 -30%. There fore, this study was performed to evaluate the efficasy of local clobetasol under occlusion.
Materials Methods: 15 cases with Totalis / Universalis Alopecia were treated by this method. The clobetasol dose was 2g daily, using a plastic cover on the scalp. The course lasted for 4 months and patients were visited monthly to evaluate the complications if any .The response was defined as regrowth of 50% terminal hair.
Results: 26.6% of cases showed improvemet. Recurrence was seen in only 1 patient, so the success rate was 20% after a 6 month follow-up. The complications included transient folliculitis in only one case was observed.
Conclusion: It seems that local clobetasol under occlusion is effective in curing Totalis / Universalis Alopecia.

 
Keyword(s): CLOBETASOLE, ALOPECIA TOTALIS UNDER OCCLUSION, HAIR REGROWTH
 
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