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Breakthrough Drug Restores More Than 90% Of Lost Hair In Most Patients

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Breakthrough Drug Restores More Than 90% Of Lost Hair In Most Patients

Post  Hotspur on Mon Sep 26, 2016 7:24 pm

This click bait title comes with a big caveat. The following study outlined the efficacy of JAK inhibitors for AA sufferers.

Here's the article:

Hair Loss Treatment 2016: Breakthrough Drug Restores More Than 90% Of Lost Hair In Most Patients

http://www.medicaldaily.com/hair-loss-treatment-2016-experimental-drug-restores-more-90-lost-hair-75-398902

Columbia University Medical Center (CUMC) researchers published the results of a promising pilot trial in the Journal of Clinical Investigation/Insight this September. Twelve patients with moderate to severe baldness caused by alopecia areata (AA), an autoimmune disorder where the personís own cells attack their hair follicles, were given the JAK inhibitor ruxolitinib. As with earlier animal and small human studies, the drug proved to be almost miraculous in its hair-raising powers in whih 75 percent of patients gained more than 90 percent of their lost hair back during the 3 to 6 months of treatment with the drug.

Here's some background on JAK inhibitors and their potential use in AGA:

http://www.hairlosscure2020.com/jak-inhibitor-updates-and-miscellaneous-notes/

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Re: Breakthrough Drug Restores More Than 90% Of Lost Hair In Most Patients

Post  CausticSymmetry on Tue Sep 27, 2016 3:17 am

This topic has been covered fairly well last year, worth a search via the "Google" option within the site (not the "inside" default).


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