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Hair Research pp 336-340 | Cite as

PUVA-Therapy for Alopecia Areata

  • I. Weissmann
  • C. Hofmann
  • G. Wagner
Conference paper

Abstract

Alopecia areata is, besides androgenetic alopecia, the most common cause of hair loss. The etiology is unknown. Spontaneous remissions occur. If all hair of the head (alopecia totalis) or all hair of the body (alopecia universalis seu maligna) is lost, the prognosis for regrowth is poor.

Keywords

Mycosis Fungoides Alopecia Areata Spontaneous Remission Lymphocytic Infiltrate Androgenetic Alopecia 
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© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1981

Authors and Affiliations

  • I. Weissmann
    • 1
  • C. Hofmann
    • 1
  • G. Wagner
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of DermatologyUniversity of MunichMünchenWest-Germany

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