A Study of Secukinumab for the Treatment of Alopecia Areata

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Reference: NCT02599129

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Alopecia areata is a medical condition, in which the hair falls out in patches. The hair can fall out on the scalp or elsewhere on the face and body. Alopecia areata is an autoimmune skin disease, which means that the immune system is recognizing the hair follicles as foreign and attacking them, causing round patches of hair loss. It can progress to total scalp hair loss (alopecia totalis) or complete body hair loss (alopecia universalis). The scalp is the most commonly affected area, but the beard or any hair-bearing site can be affected alone or together with the scalp. Alopecia areata occurs in males and females of all ages, and is a highly unpredictable condition that tends to recur. Alopecia areata can cause significant distress to both patients and their families. Aim: To assess the effects of a new treatment called secukinumab in patients with alopecia areata. A total of 30 patients will be included in the study, which will run for a total of 28 weeks.

Inclusion criteria

  • Alopecia areata