Thursday, June 19, 2014

A Cure for Alopecia Universalis?

Detroit Pistons' Charlie Villanueva suffers from alopecia universalis (Photo by PR Photos)

A new study by Yale University has found a potentially revolutionary new treatment for the rare "whole baldness" condition known as alopecia universalis. Read about it here

Yale scientists conducted an eight-month off-label trial of the FDA-approved arthritis drug tofacitinib citrate on a 25-year old male alopecia universalis patient. The patient, who had no hair on his scalp, face or body when the trial began, grew a full head of hair, as well as eyebrows, eyelashes and other body hair. No noticeable side effects were reported during the study.

What other celebrities suffer from various types of alopecia? Check out this slideshow by ABC News.

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