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March 1957


AMA Arch Derm. 1957;75(3):461-462. doi:10.1001/archderm.1957.01550150149027

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Alopecia Areata (Totalis). Results of Prednisolone Local Injections. Presented by Dr. Anthony N. Domonkos.

History: A woman, aged 21, was previously presented at the Metropolitan Dermatological Society on Nov. 17, 1955, after she had received a series of 40 applications of Thorium X to the scalp with no hair growth resulting. She was first seen at the Presbyterian Hospital in September, 1949, with a history of complete alopecia of the scalp, eyebrows, axillary and pubic regions of five years' duration.

Treatment: She has had cortisone therapy by mouth over a period of three months without any growth of hair. The maximum amount was 150 mg. daily. She has also had ultraviolet treatments, crude liver extract, phenol, and alcohol, and two blood transfusions consisting of 250 cc. of whole blood. Approximately four weeks ago, two areas on the scalp were injected with prednisolone suspension, each area re

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