New guidelines create a 'paradigm shift' in alopecia

An expert consensus advises to focus on the 30% of cases that don't spontaneously resolve
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New Australian guidance on alopecia areata will help GPs identify patients who might benefit from referral and treatment, a senior author says.

Although most patients achieve remission without treatment, ­others will develop a chronic condition, notes the expert consensus statement from the Australasian Hair and Wool Research Society.