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The last two years have been a breakthrough in the treatment of alopecia areata

MedExpress Team

Piotr Wójcik

Published Dec. 20, 2023 19:55

The last two years have been a breakthrough in the treatment of alopecia areata - Header image
prof. Joanna Narbutt
People struggling with allopecia experience stigma and have huge problems with self-acceptance. This is all the more dangerous because the onset of the disease most often occurs during puberty, when not only the body matures, but also the psyche of a young person is formed. Medical advances have brought effective therapies that can effectively help patients.

Alopecia, or alopecia areata, is a chronic inflammatory disease that progresses with damage to hair follicles. The pathogenesis of this disease is not well understood, but it is known that an emotional factor significantly affects the course of the disease.

- Everyone agrees that very often the cause of the onset of the disease is severe stress. It is often a change of school or the death of a loved one. Sometimes the disease can be triggered by infections, especially viral infections, or coexist with other autoimmune diseases, explains Dr. Joanna Narbutt of the Department of Pediatric Dermatology and Oncology...

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