Why is systemic prednisone not a treatment drug of choice for alopecia areata?

Updated: Jun 07, 2018
  • Author: Chantal Bolduc, MD, FRCPC; Chief Editor: Dirk M Elston, MD  more...
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Systemic prednisone is not an agent of choice for alopecia areata because of the adverse effects associated with both short- and long-term treatment.


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