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This blog explores topics in 'Trichology' (the orthodox sciences of human hair). We welcome you either as an interested visitor or a prospective student seeking to study trichology to share your comments and experience. As the archives continue to accumulate, probably at some point they will become a useful reference for all. This hair loss forum may help you to grow hair too!

A favourable pattern

I have been reviewing the potential utility (or otherwise) of platelet-rich plasma (PRP) in my dermatology blog. I came across this article that propounds the use of CD34+ cell containing PRP in pattern hairloss in men and women.

J Eur Acad Dermatol Venereol. 2012 Dec 20. doi: 10.1111/jdv.12062. [Epub ahead of print]
The effect of CD34+ cell-containing autologous platelet-rich plasma injection on pattern hair loss: a preliminary study.
English: Bald head
English: Bald head (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

I don't have access to the full article and have seen only the abstract. The study compares the CD34+ cell containing PRP injection, not to a placebo, but to placental extract injection. Both have angiogenic potential. The sample size is only 13 in each arm. Only six month follow-up data is available. peel rating
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As a Dermatologist and Informatician my research mainly involves application of bioinformatics techniques and tools in dermatological conditions. However my research interests are varied and I have publications in areas ranging from artificial intelligence, sequence analysis, systems biology, ontology development, microarray analysis, immunology, computational biology and clinical dermatology. I am also interested in eHealth, Health Informatics and Health Policy.


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