ALOPECIA UNIVERSALIS & TREATMENT
Definition: What is "alopecia universalis"?
Alopecia Universalis, also known as "Alopecia areata universalis" is a condition that involves rapid loss of all hair, including eyelashes & eyebrows. Alopecia universalis is the most serious type of alopecia areata, affecting only 1 person in 100,000.
Treatment: How to Treat "alopecia universalis"?
There is no standard treatment for alopecia universalis. However, various treatments have been explored, including corticosteroids, Minoxodil, Anthralin, Sulfasalazine, Topical Sensitisers, Oral Cyclosporine & Photochemotherapy.
Alopecia universalis may occur at any age in both men & women. It is believed to be an autoimmune disorder, wherein the white blood cells attack the fast-growing cells in the hair follicles responsible for making hair. These affected cells become smaller & dramatically slow down hair production. Fortunately, the follicles will still receive new cells, so the potential for re-growth is there.