Consider facial hair loss when assessing alopecia severity: Aussie-led panel

Factors beyond scalp hair loss should be considered, doctors say.
Rachel Fieldhouse

Facial hair involvement and the presence of nail disease should be incorporated into alopecia areata severity assessments rather than considered separately, according to an Australian-led panel of dermatologists.

The doctors also said patients who had failed to respond to at least two topical or intralesional agents or who had rapidly progressive disease could be prescribed systemic therapy.