Home > Journals > Giornale Italiano di Dermatologia e Venereologia > Past Issues > Giornale Italiano di Dermatologia e Venereologia 2014 February;149(1) > Giornale Italiano di Dermatologia e Venereologia 2014 February;149(1):103-6

CURRENT ISSUE
 

JOURNAL TOOLS

eTOC
To subscribe
Submit an article
Recommend to your librarian
 

ARTICLE TOOLS

Reprints

 

  TRICHOLOGY: AN UPDATE 

Giornale Italiano di Dermatologia e Venereologia 2014 February;149(1):103-6

Copyright © 2014 EDIZIONI MINERVA MEDICA

language: English

Treatment for alopecia

Rossi A., Calvieri S.

Department of Internal Medicine and Medical Specialties, Unit of Dermatology Sapienza University, Rome, Italy


PDF


Satisfactory, evidence-based medicine regimen for treating alopecia are available in literature only regarding alopecia areata and androgenetic alopecia. About all the other kinds of alopecia, recommendations for therapy are still based upon the literature review, expert opinion, personal experience, expected adverse effects, and some pragmatic considerations such as the cost and the patient’s compliance. Cicatricial alopecia is one of the most difficult challenges for dermatologists, because it is uncommon, its etiopathogenesis is not completely understood and there is no best therapy approach. Moreover, in Italy, most of the drugs mentioned below are not always available. Finally, therapies for hair disorders are long treatment and not always lead to a good improvement.

top of page