Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Treatments explored for moderate-to-severe alopecia areata

(HealthDay)—For patients with alopecia areata (AA), treatment with an inhibitor of janus kinase (JAK)3 and the tyrosine kinase expressed in the hepatocellular carcinoma kinase family, ritlecitinib, and an inhibitor of tyrosine ...

Dentistry

Taxane-containing chemo associated with persistent alopecia

(HealthDay)—Persistent chemotherapy-induced alopecia is more severe in patients who receive a taxane-containing chemotherapy for breast cancer, but a significant proportion of patients see improvement in hair density with ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Gene tied to balding may also raise COVID risks for men

It's long been known that COVID-19 is more fatal for men than women, and new research links some of that excess risk to a gene known to cause a form of hair loss in males.

Gastroenterology

Arthritis drug could let coeliac patients eat gluten

Tofacitinib, a Janus kinase inhibitor approved to treat rheumatoid arthritis and bowel diseases, may allow patients with celiac disease to eat gluten without experiencing intestinal and extraintestinal symptoms. A case report ...

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