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RA Drug Helps Alopecia Patient Regrow Hair

Alopetia areata is a rare autoimmune disease in which the body’s immune system inexplicably attacks the hair follicles, leaving the victim unable to grow hair either in a specific spot or all over the body. Fox News reports that a new experimental treatment using the FDA-approved drug, tofacitinib citrate, which is designed to treat the autoimmune disease rheumatoid arthritis, has helped a 25 year old man regrow all of the hair on his body. “Researchers suggested that the drug works by stopping the immune system from attacking hair follicles.”

Read the article published by Fox News.