CC BY-NC-ND 4.0 · Indian J Plast Surg 2015; 48(01): 057-059
DOI: 10.4103/0970-0358.155271
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Association of Plastic Surgeons of India

Role of platelet-rich plasma in chronic alopecia areata: Our centre experience

Sukhbir Singh
Department of Burns, Plastic and Aesthetic Surgery, Kamal Hospital, Kaushambi, Uttar Pradesh, India
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Aim: The aim of the study was to evaluate the efficacy of platelet-rich plasma (PRP) in the treatment of chronic alopecia areata (AA). Material and Methods: This is a prospective study that was conducted at Kamal Hospital, Kaushambi in which 20 patients who attended the outpatient department were enrolled for the study. All the patients had h/o patches and taken various line of treatments for a duration of 2 years. All the patients were biopsy-proven positive for AA disease. There was no randomisation done since all of them were healthy young adults. The patients′age ranged from 25 to 35 years, and none of them had any co-morbidities. Results: Of 20 patients, only one patient had a relapse. None of the patients had any side effects, and all of them tolerated the procedure well. Conclusion: We wish to conclude that PRP has a definite role in treating AA infections. However, still more long-term follow-up, studies are required for further validation of results and labelling it as a 100% cure for people suffering from AA with recurrences which are so common.