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Aug 18, 2014 6:42 AM by Lindsay MacLeod, KSBY News

Blood disorder drug could help treat hair loss condition

A new drug may soon bring hope to patients suffering from an embarrassing form of hair loss.

Alopecia Areata is a condition that occurs when the immune system mistakenly attacks hair follicles and causes hair to fall out in large patches.

A drug called Ruxolitinb was just tested on three patients with moderate to severe forms of the disease.

All three experienced total hair regrowth within four to five months of starting treatment.

The drug is already FDA approved to treat a blood disorder.



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