Role of autologous platelet rich plasma (PRP) in limited alopecia areata in local population

Authors

  • Sohrab Sohrab Khan
  • Tahir Kamal
  • Anam Anam Ellahi
  • Tahir Jamil Ahmad

Keywords:

Platelet rich plasma (PRP), alopecia areata

Abstract

Objective: To evaluate the efficacy and safety of autologous platelet rich plasma (PRP) in treatment of limited alopecia areata in local population.Methods: We performed a prospective study of 20 patients with Alopecia Areata. Both females and males with one or multiple patches of alopecia were included. Autologous PRP was injected once a month for three months. Primary endpoint was regrowth of hair. Digital photographs were taken before treatment and after each visit. Patients were further followed up for 6 months after treatment for any relapse or side effect. Results were assessed clinically and using digital photographs.Results: Out of 20 patients, 6 (30%) had excellent response, 5 (25%) with good response, 4 (20%) with fair and 5 (25%) poor response. Mild pain at the site of injection was noted for 5 to 30 min at injection site. No other side effect was noted nor reported by any of the patients. Patient compliance and satisfaction was good and all patients completed the treatment.Conclusion:  PRP is safe, low-cost and effective treatment of alopecia areata.

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2016-11-17

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Sohrab Khan S, Kamal T, Anam Ellahi A, Ahmad TJ. Role of autologous platelet rich plasma (PRP) in limited alopecia areata in local population. J Pak Assoc Dermatol [Internet]. 2016Nov.17 [cited 2024Feb.26];26(2):107-11. Available from: http://www.jpad.com.pk/index.php/jpad/article/view/50

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