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Year : 2018  |  Volume : 19  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 269-271

Extensive childhood alopecia areata responding to combination of oral cyclosporine and corticosteroid therapy – clinical experience in four patients

1 Department of Skin and VD, Hi-Tech Medical College and Hospital, Utkal University, Bhubaneswar, Odisha, India
2 Department of Skin and VD, IMS and SUM Hospital, SOA University, Bhubaneswar, Odisha, India
3 Department of Skin and VD, MKCG Medical College and Hospital, Brahmapur University, Brahmapur, Odisha, India

Correspondence Address:
Dr. Nibedita Patro
Department of Skin and VD, Hi-Tech Medical College and Hospital, Utkal University, Bhubaneswar - 751 025, Odisha
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/ijpd.IJPD_60_17

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Alopecia areata (AA) is a disease of unpredictable treatment outcome. Due to a great psychosocial impact associated with the disease, multitudes of therapy have been tried. We recommend safe consideration of oral cyclosporine in cases of extensive nonresponsive childhood AA.

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