What is the efficacy of triamcinolone acetonide in the treatment of alopecia areata?

Updated: Jun 07, 2018
  • Author: Chantal Bolduc, MD, FRCPC; Chief Editor: Dirk M Elston, MD  more...
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Although intralesional injections of triamcinolone acetonide are usually recommended for alopecia areata with less than 50% involvement, a report showed that 6 of 10 patients had regrowth. [26] Although injections may work in extensive alopecia areata, results are unlikely if no response is observed at 6 months (personal observation).


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