What is the role of platelet-rich plasma (PRP) in the treatment of alopecia areata?

Updated: Aug 06, 2020
  • Author: Chantal Bolduc, MD, FRCPC; Chief Editor: Dirk M Elston, MD  more...
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PRP has both proliferation-inducing as well as anti-inflammatory effects. A small randomized, double-blind, active-controlled study showed similar efficacy between PRP and intralesional corticosteroids (26 vs 29 patients out of 40 having significant regrowth). [65]


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