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What is the definition of Alopecia Universalis?
Alopecia universalis (AU) is a condition characterized by the complete loss of hair on the scalp and body. It is an advanced form of alopecia areata, a condition that causes round patches of hair loss. Although the exact cause of AU is unknown, it is thought to be an autoimmune condition in which the person's immune system mistakenly attacks the hair follicles.
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What are the alternative names for Alopecia Universalis?
  • Alopecia universalis
  • AU
  • Alopecia areata universalis
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Clinical Treatment of Alopecia Areata With Stem Cell Educator Therapy and Minoxidil

Summary: Alopecia areata (AA) is a common autoimmune disease that results in loss of body hair in varying degrees. The condition is estimated to affect more than 6.5 million people in the United States alone (naaf.org), with a worldwide prevalence of 0.1% to 0.2% and calculated lifetime risk of 2%. AA is the most common form of the disease, in which areas of complete hair loss arise within normal hair-bear...

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An Open-label, Phase 2 Study to Assess the Safety and Efficacy of EQ101 in Adult Subjects With Moderate to Severe Alopecia Areata

Summary: The purpose of this study is to assess the safety, PK, and PD of EQ101 as well as measure the efficacy of EQ101 at Week 24 compared to Baseline in adult subjects with moderate to severe AA. The study consists of 3 phases: a screening phase of up to 5 weeks, a treatment phase of 24 weeks, and a follow-up phase of 4 weeks. Study drug will be administered via intravenous (IV) push weekly.

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Published Date: May 02, 2022
Published By: Genetic and Rare Diseases Informnation Center

What are the Latest Advances for Alopecia Universalis?
The Role of Antihistamines and Dupilumab in the Management of Alopecia Areata: A Systematic Review.
Topical bimatoprost in the treatment of eyelash loss in alopecia totalis and universalis: A prospective, open-label study.
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Alopecia Universalis Associated with Hyperthyroidism Treated with Azathioprine and Hydroxychloroquine: A Case Report.