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Comparative efficacy of topical anthralin and intralesional triamcinolone in the treatment of alopecia areata

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Author(s): Narahari S

Journal: Indian Journal of Dermatology, Venereology and Leprology
ISSN 0378-6323

Volume: 62;
Issue: 6;
Start page: 348;
Date: 1996;
Original page

Keywords: Alopecia areata | Triamcinolone | Anthralin

ABSTRACT
Efficacy of intralesional triamcinolone acetonide (10mg/ml) and topical anthralin 1.15% cream was compared in the treatment of alopecia areata. Study groups consisted of 37 patients for injection and 32 patients for cream. All of them belonged to Type I of Ikeda′s classification. The study showed that triamcinolone induces more adequate response in terms of regrowth of hairs than anthralin. However, the relapse rate was higher with triamcinolone. No difference was noted in terms of complete regrowth of hairs on the lesional skin and side effects of drugs.
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