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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29777625/is-methotrexate-an-effective-and-safe-treatment-for-maintaining-hair-regrowth-in-people-with-alopecia-totalis-a-critically-appraised-topic
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R Browne, L Stewart, H C Williams
AIM: To assess the effects of methotrexate for maintaining hair regrowth in alopecia totalis. METHODS: We critically appraised the literature identified from searching PubMed, Ovid MEDLINE, Ovid Embase and Cochrane Central (October 2017), using the search terms ("alopecia areata" OR "alopecia totalis" OR "alopecia universalis") AND (methotrexate). RESULTS: Two prospective studies and 11 retrospective case series were included comprising 226 patients with alopecia varying from 30% hair loss to alopecia universalis at baseline...
May 19, 2018: British Journal of Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29772037/a-review-of-fabry-disease
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A Cinats, E Heck
The class of medications known as Janus kinase inhibitors block cytokine-mediated signaling via the Janus kinase-signal transducer and activator of transcription (JAK-STAT) pathway, which plays an important role in immunoregulation and normal cell growth. This class includes the drugs tofacitinib, approved for the treatment of rheumatoid arthritis, and ruxolitinib, approved for the treatment of myelofibrosis and polycythemia rubra vera. The most common adverse events (AEs) reported in patients taking tofacitinib are infections, whereas the most common AEs in patients taking ruxolitinib are anemia and thrombocytopenia...
May 2018: Skin Therapy Letter
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29771216/mindfulness-based-cognitive-hypnotherapy-and-skin-disorders
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Philip D Shenefelt
Mindfulness-based cognitive hypnotherapy integrates mindfulness, cognitive-behavioral therapy, and hypnotherapy to improve physical, emotional, mental, and/or spiritual aspects of skin disorders. Meditation, including mindfulness meditation, and hypnosis both utilize trance phenomena to help produce focalization and specific improvements in skin disorders through psycho-neuro-endocrine-immunologic mechanisms. Hypnosis, cognitive hypnotherapy, focused meditation, and mindfulness meditation are discussed with respect to improving various skin disorders including acne, acne excoriée, alopecia areata, atopic dermatitis, congenital ichthyosiform erythroderma, dyshidrotic dermatitis, erythema nodosum, erythromelalgia, furuncles, glossodynia, herpes simplex, hyperhidrosis, ichthyosis vulgaris, lichen planus, neurodermatitis, nummular dermatitis, postherpetic neuralgia, prurigo nodularis, pruritus, psoriasis, rosacea, trichotillomania, urticaria, verruca vulgaris, and vitiligo...
July 2018: American Journal of Clinical Hypnosis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29769777/alopecia-areata-review-of-epidemiology-clinical-features-pathogenesis-and-new-treatment-options
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REVIEW
Evan Darwin, Penelope A Hirt, Raymond Fertig, Brett Doliner, Gina Delcanto, Joaquin J Jimenez
Alopecia areata (AA) is a complex autoimmune condition that causes nonscarring hair loss. It typically presents with sharply demarcated round patches of hair loss and may present at any age. In this article, we review the epidemiology, clinical features, pathogenesis, and new treatment options of AA, with a focus on the immunologic mechanism underlying the treatment. While traditional treatment options such as corticosteroids are moderately effective, a better understanding of the disease pathogenesis may lead to the development of new treatments that are more directed and effective against AA...
March 2018: International Journal of Trichology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29765973/complete-regrowth-of-beard-hair-with-ruxolitinib-in-an-alopecia-universalis-patient
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Yuval Ramot, Abraham Zlotogorski
While most alopecia areata (AA) cases resolve spontaneously, the more severe types of AA, alopecia totalis (AT) and alopecia universalis (AU), can be highly resistant to therapy. We report on a 33-year-old ultraorthodox Jewish man with an 11-year history of AA that resulted in complete loss of the scalp and body hair 7 years ago. Previous treatments with intralesional and systemic corticosteroids had only partial and temporary effects. The patient was treated with ruxolitinib, 20 mg twice daily, resulting in complete growth of the beard after 4 months of treatment...
April 2018: Skin Appendage Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29765971/alopecia-areata-in-a-dog-clinical-dermoscopic-and-histological-features
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Fabia Scarampella, Paola Roccabianca
Alopecia areata (AA)-like disease is characterized by multifocal patchy hair loss in humans, rodents, dogs, and horses. Remarkable similarities between human and nonhuman AA cases have been reported in terms of clinical presentation, histology, and immune mechanisms of the disease. Canine AA-like lesions most often consist of well-demarcated alopecic patches, frequently but not only involving the face and the head, which extend to the ear pinnae and legs. In some cases, hair loss can have a more generalized distribution...
April 2018: Skin Appendage Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29764513/cellular-therapy-with-human-autologous-adipose-derived-adult-cells-of-stromal-vascular-fraction-for-alopecia-areata
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Rami Anderi, Nehman Makdissy, Albert Azar, Francine Rizk, Aline Hamade
BACKGROUND: Most common forms of hair loss (alopecia) are caused by aberrant hair follicle cycling and changes in hair follicle morphology. However, current treatments for alopecia do not specifically target these processes. Adipose-derived stromal vascular cells (ADSVCs) that can be harvested from fat cells are one of the latest breakthroughs in the aesthetic field. The potential use of stem cell-based therapies (SCBT) for the repair and regeneration of various tissues and organs offers a paradigm shift that may provide alternative therapeutic solutions, which can be applied to prevent hair loss...
May 15, 2018: Stem Cell Research & Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29761904/prevalence-and-comorbidities-associated-with-hidradenitis-suppurativa-a-nationwide-population-based-study
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Ji Hae Lee, Hyuck Sun Kwon, Han Mi Jung, Gyong Moon Kim, Jung Min Bae
BACKGROUND: The prevalence of hidradenitis suppurativa (HS) in Asia is unknown. The associations between HS and other autoimmune disorders have rarely been reported. OBJECTIVE: We sought to determine the prevalence of and diseases associated with HS using the National Health Insurance (NHI) database. METHODS: We examined Korean NHI claim database data from 2007 to 2016. We enrolled all patients with HS and age- and sex-matched control subjects without HS...
May 15, 2018: Journal of the European Academy of Dermatology and Venereology: JEADV
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29760951/molecular-functional-analyses-revealed-essential-roles-of-hsp90-and-lamin-a-c-in-growth-migration-and-self-aggregation-of-dermal-papilla-cells
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Kanchalit Thanomkitti, Kedsarin Fong-Ngern, Kanyarat Sueksakit, Rattapon Thuangtong, Visith Thongboonkerd
Previous expression study using quantitative proteomics has shown that immune-mediated pathway may not be the main mechanism inducing alopecia areata (AA). Nevertheless, functional impact of such expression data set remained unknown and unexplored. This study thus aimed to define potentially novel mechanisms of the AA pathogenesis by functional investigations of the differentially expressed proteins previously identified from lesional biopsies. From 122 altered proteins, protein-protein interactions network analysis revealed that downregulated heat shock protein 90 (HSP90) and lamin A/C served as the central nodes of protein-protein interactions involving in several crucial biological functions, including cytoskeleton organization, extracellular matrix organization, and tissue development...
2018: Cell Death Discovery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29754888/topical-2-tofacitinib-for-children-with-alopecia-areata-alopecia-totalis-and-alopecia-universalis
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Elana Putterman, Leslie Castelo-Soccio
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
June 2018: Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29753058/the-association-between-thyroid-dysfunction-thyroid-autoimmunity-and-clinical-features-of-alopecia-areata-a-retrospective-study
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Sang-Myung Park, Young-Jun Oh, Bark-Lynn Lew, Woo-Young Sim
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
May 9, 2018: Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29750459/aad-forschungspreis-2018
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Alopecia Areata Deutschland E V
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
May 2018: Journal der Deutschen Dermatologischen Gesellschaft, Journal of the German Society of Dermatology: JDDG
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29744570/alopecia-universalis-in-a-patient-with-rheumatoid-arthritis-developed-during-treatment-with-adalimumab
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P Ostojic, S Pavlov-Dolijanovic
Alopecia universalis is an advanced form of alopecia areata, characterized by complete loss of hair on all hair-bearing areas. It is currently believed to be an autoimmune disorder. The development of alopecia during treatment with tumor necrosis factor alpha (TNF-α) inhibitors is a rarely observed adverse event. This case describes a 56-year-old female patient with rheumatoid arthritis (RA), who developed alopecia universalis during treatment with adalimumab. There was no improvement in alopecia despite withdrawal of adalimumab...
May 9, 2018: Zeitschrift Für Rheumatologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29740659/alopecia-areata-is-associated-with-increased-expression-of-heart-disease-biomarker-cardiac-troponin-i
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Eddy Hsi Wang, Leopoldo Santos, Xi Yuan Li, Annie Tran, Sandra S Y Kim, Katrina Woo, Jerry Shapiro, Kevin J McElwee
The development of androgenetic alopecia is associated with a risk of developing cardiovascular diseases, but the association of alopecia areata with cardiovascular diseases in humans is largely unexplored. We measured the plasma level of two common cardiovascular disease markers, cardiac troponin I and C-reactive protein, in alopecia areata and androgenetic alopecia affected subjects. Also, we investigated the possible presence of pro-apoptotic factors in the plasma of hair loss subjects. The mean plasma cardiac troponin I level was highest in alopecia areata subjects, moderately higher in androgenetic alopecia subjects, and lowest in subjects without hair loss (p < 0...
May 8, 2018: Acta Dermato-venereologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29723356/intralesional-betamethasone-as-a-therapeutic-option-for-alopecia-areata
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Daniel Fernandes Melo, Thaisa Bastos de Sousa Dutra, Vanessa Maria Amoreira Curty Baggieri, Violeta Duarte Tortelly
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
March 2018: Anais Brasileiros de Dermatologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29723351/coexistence-of-chronic-cutaneous-lupus-erythematosus-and-frontal-fibrosing-alopecia
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Luciana Lima do Nascimento, Milvia Maria Simões E Silva Enokihara, Mônica Ribeiro de Azevedo Vasconcellos
Lupus erythemathosus is a chronic, relapsing disease with acute, subacute, and chronic lesions. Effluvium telogen occurs in the setting of systemic activity of the disease, and cicatricial alopecia results from discoid lesionsin on the scalp. Other types of alopecia, like alopecia areata, may rarely be found in lupus. Frontal fibrosing alopecia is characterized by frontotemporal hairline recession and eybrow loss. Histophatologically, it cannot be differentiated from lichen planopilaris.It is controversial whether frontal fibrosing alopecia is a subtype of lichen planopilaris...
March 2018: Anais Brasileiros de Dermatologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29707896/correlation-between-serum-il-17a-level-and-salt-score-in-patients-with-alopecia-areata-before-and-after-nb-uvb-therapy
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Hanan Morsy, Reham Maher, Dalia Negm
BACKGROUND: There is strong evidence that alopecia areata is of immunological background; Interleukin-17 (IL-17) is a Th17 pro-inflammatory cytokine that has been allied to the pathogenesis of different autoimmune and inflammatory diseases. OBJECTIVE: This study aimed to measure serum IL-17A in patients with alopecia areata, and to study associations between IL-17A levels and disease severity before and after Narrowband-Ultraviolet B (NB-UVB), patient gender and age...
April 29, 2018: Journal of Cosmetic Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29680372/inkt-cells-ameliorate-human-autoimmunity-lessons-from-alopecia-areata
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Amal Ghraieb, Aviad Keren, Alex Ginzburg, Yehuda Ullmann, Adam G Schrum, Ralf Paus, Amos Gilhar
Alopecia areata (AA) is understood to be a CD8+/NKG2D+ T cell-dependent autoimmune disease. Here, we demonstrate that human AA pathogenesis of is also affected by iNKT10 cells, an unconventional T cell subtype whose number is significantly increased in AA compared to healthy human skin. AA lesions can be rapidly induced in healthy human scalp skin xenotransplants on Beige-SCID mice by intradermal injections of autologous healthy-donor PBMCs pre-activated with IL-2. We show that in this in vivo model, the development of AA lesions is prevented by recognized the iNKT cell activator, α-galactosylceramide (α-GalCer), which stimulates iNKT cells to expand and produce IL-10...
April 18, 2018: Journal of Autoimmunity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29679494/risk-of-sun-induced-skin-cancers-in-patients-with-alopecia-areata-alopecia-totalis-and-alopecia-universalis
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Rosalynn R Z Conic, Rose Miller, Melissa Piliang, Wilma Bergfeld, Natasha Atanaskova Mesinkovska
Alopecia areata (AA) is an autoimmune non-scarring hair loss characterized by round patches on the scalp and body. It can progress to alopecia totalis (AT) where there is total loss of scalp hair and alopecia universalis (AU) in where hair loss encompasses the entire body. The pathophysiologic mechanism is unclear, but is thought to be due to peribulbar T-cell inflammation which results in premature induction of anagen follicles to catagen and telogen, without causing destruction of the hair follicle. This article is protected by copyright...
April 21, 2018: Journal of the European Academy of Dermatology and Venereology: JEADV
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29678394/-dermatologic-toxicities-of-immune-checkpoint-inhibitors
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REVIEW
V Sibaud, S Boulinguez, C Pagès, L Riffaud, L Lamant, C Chira, S Boyrie, E Vigarios, E Tournier, N Meyer
The development of immune checkpoint inhibitors (monoclonal antibodies targeting PD-1/PD-L1 or CTLA-4) represents a significant advance in the treatment of multiple cancers. Given their particular mechanism of action, which involves triggering CD4+/CD8+ T-cell activation and proliferation, they are associated with a specific safety profile. Their adverse events are primarily immune-related, and can affect practically all organs. In this context, dermatological toxicity is the most common, though it mostly remains mild to moderate and does not require discontinuation of treatment...
April 17, 2018: Annales de Dermatologie et de Vénéréologie
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