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308-nm excimer laser for the treatment of alopecia areata in children.
Pediatr Dermatol. 2009 Sep-Oct; 26(5):547-50.PD

Abstract

Alopecia areata (AA) is a common skin disease which is characterized by nonscarring localized or diffused hair loss. In this study we assessed the efficacy of 308-nm Excimer laser in the treatment of alopecia areata in children. A total of 9 children with 30 recalcitrant patches alopecia areata and two children with alopecia areata totalis were enrolled in this study which included seven male and four female patients, aged between 4 and 14 years and the durations of their disease were between 7 and 25 months. All of these patients had more than one lesion of alopecia areata and at least one of them was left as a control for comparison. The lesions were treated with the 308-nm Excimer laser twice a week for a period of 12 weeks. Regrowth of hair was observed in 18 (60%) alopecia patches in the scalp, while there was no response in the control patches and over the extremities. Only four patients with scalp lesions showed a recurrence of alopecia after 6 months post laser therapy. So, 308-nm Excimer laser is considered an effective safe therapeutic option for patchy alopecia areata in children.

Authors+Show Affiliations

Department of Dermatology, Farwaniya Hospital, Farwaniya, Kuwait. nalmut@usa.net

Pub Type(s)

Clinical Trial
Journal Article

Language

eng

PubMed ID

19840308

Citation

Al-Mutairi, Nawaf. "308-nm Excimer Laser for the Treatment of Alopecia Areata in Children." Pediatric Dermatology, vol. 26, no. 5, 2009, pp. 547-50.
Al-Mutairi N. 308-nm excimer laser for the treatment of alopecia areata in children. Pediatr Dermatol. 2009;26(5):547-50.
Al-Mutairi, N. (2009). 308-nm excimer laser for the treatment of alopecia areata in children. Pediatric Dermatology, 26(5), 547-50. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1525-1470.2009.00980.x
Al-Mutairi N. 308-nm Excimer Laser for the Treatment of Alopecia Areata in Children. Pediatr Dermatol. 2009 Sep-Oct;26(5):547-50. PubMed PMID: 19840308.
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TY - JOUR T1 - 308-nm excimer laser for the treatment of alopecia areata in children. A1 - Al-Mutairi,Nawaf, PY - 2009/10/21/entrez PY - 2009/10/21/pubmed PY - 2010/1/15/medline SP - 547 EP - 50 JF - Pediatric dermatology JO - Pediatr Dermatol VL - 26 IS - 5 N2 - Alopecia areata (AA) is a common skin disease which is characterized by nonscarring localized or diffused hair loss. In this study we assessed the efficacy of 308-nm Excimer laser in the treatment of alopecia areata in children. A total of 9 children with 30 recalcitrant patches alopecia areata and two children with alopecia areata totalis were enrolled in this study which included seven male and four female patients, aged between 4 and 14 years and the durations of their disease were between 7 and 25 months. All of these patients had more than one lesion of alopecia areata and at least one of them was left as a control for comparison. The lesions were treated with the 308-nm Excimer laser twice a week for a period of 12 weeks. Regrowth of hair was observed in 18 (60%) alopecia patches in the scalp, while there was no response in the control patches and over the extremities. Only four patients with scalp lesions showed a recurrence of alopecia after 6 months post laser therapy. So, 308-nm Excimer laser is considered an effective safe therapeutic option for patchy alopecia areata in children. SN - 1525-1470 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/19840308/308_nm_excimer_laser_for_the_treatment_of_alopecia_areata_in_children_ L2 - https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1525-1470.2009.00980.x DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -