Alopecia totalis: Is treating nonresponder patients useful?

Antonella Tosti, Federico Bardazzi, Liliana Guerra

Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

20 Scopus citations


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 (US)
Pages (from-to)455-456
Number of pages2
JournalJournal of the American Academy of Dermatology
Issue number3
StatePublished - Jan 1 1991
Externally publishedYes

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