Alopecia Universalis Associated with Hyperthyroidism Treated with Azathioprine and Hydroxychloroquine: A Case Report.

Journal: JNMA; Journal Of The Nepal Medical Association
Treatment Used: Azathioprine and Hydroxychloroquine
Number of Patients: 1
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Overview: The study researched a case of alopecia universalis associated with hyperthyroidism treated with azathioprine and hydroxychloroquine.

Conclusion: Alopecia universalis with less response to oral steroid therapy was successfully managed with azathioprine with hydroxychloroquine.

Abstract

Alopecia universalis is an uncommon form of alopecia areata involving hair loss over the entire scalp and body. This condition is difficult to treat and sustain the growth of hair for longer duration. We report a case of alopecia universalis associated with severe hyperthyroidism. A lady in her fourth decade presented to us with gradual onset of alopecia universalis, who later found to have hyperthyroidism which was refractory to multiple treatment modalities. She was treated successfully with azathioprine and hydroxychloroquine. Alopecia universalis with less response to oral steroid therapy was successfully managed with azathioprine with hydroxychloroquine.

Authors
Vikash Paudel, Deepa Chudal, Manish Pradhan, Rupa Thakur, Buddhi Pandey

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