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Unformatted text preview: an antihypertensive, shown to slow the progress of hair loss but not prevent it. Treatment for Alopecia areata includes both oral and injections of Corticosteroids. This type of treatment is repeated on a monthly basis. Typically the results may take up to a month to be seen. Where a cause for alopecia is found, such as a skin infection, treatment typically cures the problem of hair loss. Other treatments include wigs for patients undergoing chemotherapy, or hair transplantation for patients with areas which do not resolve. Prognosis Alopecia usually resolves as the underlying condition is treated. Many cases resolve spontaneously, but persistent alopecia areata and alopecia totalis do not have a good prognosis. Prevention Alopecia can’t be predicted and as of 2011 cannot be prevented....
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This note was uploaded on 12/04/2011 for the course ANT ANT2000 taught by Professor Monicaoyola during the Fall '10 term at Broward College.
- Fall '10