Last updated on August 2016

An Exploratory Study to Evaluate the Safety and Efficacy of Secukinumab in the Treatment of Extensive Alopecia Areata


Brief description of study

An Exploratory Study to Evaluate the Safety and Efficacy of Secukinumab in the Treatment of Extensive Alopecia Areata

Detailed Study Description

Alopecia areata is a medical condition, in which the hair falls out in patches. The hair can fall out on the scalp or elsewhere on the face and body. Alopecia areata is an autoimmune skin disease, which means that the immune system is recognizing the hair follicles as foreign and attacking them, causing round patches of hair loss. It can progress to total scalp hair loss (alopecia totalis) or complete body hair loss (alopecia universalis). The scalp is the most commonly affected area, but the beard or any hair-bearing site can be affected alone or together with the scalp. Alopecia areata occurs in males and females of all ages, and is a highly unpredictable condition that tends to recur. Alopecia areata can cause significant distress to both patients and their families. In this study, our aim to assess the effects of secukinumab in patients with alopecia areata. A total of 30 patients will be included in the study, which will run for a total of 28 weeks.

Clinical Study Identifier: TX144831

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Bridget Kaufman

Mount Sinai Medical Center
New York, NY USA
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Recruitment Status: Open


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