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August 2002

Alopecia Universalis Completely Resolved Following Autologous Bone Marrow Transplantation

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Copyright 2002 American Medical Association. All Rights Reserved. Applicable FARS/DFARS Restrictions Apply to Government Use.2002

Arch Dermatol. 2002;138(8):1102-1103. doi:10.1001/archderm.138.8.1098

Alopecia universalis (AU) is a disease characterized by a nonscarring, total body hair loss of unknown etiology. It is associated with other autoimmune diseases and serum autoantibodies, and abnormalities on complement function are sometimes detected.1,2 In this article, we relate a case of persistent hair regrowth following high-dose chemotherapy and autologous stem cell transplantation (ASCT) for a non-Hodgkin lymphoma in a patient with extensive AU.