Italian Guidelines in diagnosis and treatment of alopecia areata

Alfredo Rossi, Marta Muscianese, Bianca M. Piraccini, Michela Starace, Marta Carlesimo, Victor D. Mandel, Aurora Alessandrini, Stefano Calvieri, Gemma Caro, Andrea D'arino, Alessandro Federico, Francesca Magri, Flavia Pigliacelli, Graziana Amendolagine, Maria C. Annunziata, Maria C. Arisi, Stefano Astorino, Graziella Babino, Federico Bardazzi, Stefania BarruscottiAnna Belloni Fortina, Alessandro Borghi, Francesca Bruni, Stefano Caccavale, Piergiacomo Calzavara-Pinton, Norma Cameli, Michele Cardone, Andrea Carugno, Rosa Coppola, Annunziata Dattola, Maria B. De Felici Del Giudice, Antonella Di Cesare, Emi Dika, Donato Di Nunno, Roberto D'ovidio, Gabriella Fabbrocini, Claudio Feliciani, Elisabetta Fulgione, Marco Galluzzo, Simone Garcovich, Valentina Garelli, Cristina Guerriero, Katharina Hansel, Michelangelo La Placa, Francesco Lacarrubba, Viviana Lora, Elena Marinello, Matteo Megna, Giuseppe Micali, Annalisa Patrizi

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Abstract

Alopecia areata (AA) is an organ-specific autoimmune disorder that targets anagen phase hair follicles. The course is unpredictable and current available treatments have variable efficacy. Nowadays, there is relatively little evidence on treatment of AA from well-designed clinical trials. Moreover, none of the treatments or devices commonly used to treat AA are specifically approved by the Food and Drug Administration. The Italian Study Group for Cutaneous Annexial Disease of the Italian Society of dermatology proposes these Italian guidelines for diagnosis and treatment of Alopecia Areata deeming useful for the daily management of the disease. This article summarizes evidence-based treatment associated with expert-based recommendations.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)609-623
Number of pages15
JournalGiornale italiano di dermatologia e venereologia : organo ufficiale, Societa italiana di dermatologia e sifilografia
Volume154
Issue number6
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Dec 1 2019

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Dermatology

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