Dillaha and Rothman1 have recently reported on the treatment of four patients having alopecia areata totalis and universalis with cortisone acetate. Three of their four patients responded to oral cortisone acetate therapy. At the time of writing, all three of these patients were still receiving treatment.
WAINGER CK, CAPPLEMAN WP. ALOPECIA AREATA UNIVERSALIS: Results in One Case of Treatment with Corticotropin (ACTH) and Cortisone Acetate Intramuscularly and Post-Treatment Observations. AMA Arch Derm Syphilol. 1952;66(3):397–401. doi:10.1001/archderm.1952.01530280101019
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