I have blogged about the probability of PRP being an effective modality for hair loss though its wider indications in cosmetic dermatology is less convincing. A new study has demonstrated that PRP may be useful in Alopecia Areata as well. The study published in BJD compares PRP to intralesional Triamcinolone and placebo and demonstrates superiority of PRP. Though it is pilot study with less power, the Ki-67 an excellent marker to determine the growth fraction of a given cell population was included as a secondary outcome measure.
|Alopecia areata. Español: Alopecia areata. Italiano: Un esempio di alopecia areata classica. Polski: Łysienie plackowate. Türkçe: Saçkıran. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)|
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