Alopecia totalis: Is treating nonresponder patients useful?

A. Tosti, F. Bardazzi, L. Guerra

Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review


The purpose of this study was to assess the effectiveness of different treatments in patients with alopecia totalis or universalis who did not respond to sensitizing therapies. Twenty-six patients, who had been receiving sensitizing therapy for at least 1 year without any response, were randomly assigned to receive the following treatments: topical 10% cyclosporine in oily solution (eight patients), PUVA (eight patients), and intravenous thymopentin (ten patients). None of them had any acceptable regrowth after at least 6 months of treatment. Our results suggest that other treatments are not useful in patients with 100% hair loss who fail to respond to sensitizing therapies.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)455-456
Number of pages2
JournalJournal of the American Academy of Dermatology
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 1991

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Dermatology


Dive into the research topics of 'Alopecia totalis: Is treating nonresponder patients useful?'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this