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CASE REPORT
Year : 2016  |  Volume : 8  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 188-190

Methotrexate in alopecia areata: A report of three cases


1 Department of Dermatology, University Hospital Complex of Pontevedra, Pontevedra, Spain
2 Department of Dermatology, USC University Hospital Complex, Spain

Correspondence Address:
Ana Batalla
Department of Dermatology, University Hospital Complex of Pontevedra, Mollabao, s/n - 36002, Pontevedra
Spain
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DOI: 10.4103/ijt.ijt_67_16

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There are few studies about systemic treatment in severe cases of alopecia areata (AA), especially in the pediatric population. Although there is more experience with systemic corticosteroids, recent reports have suggested methotrexate (MTX) as an alternative treatment, with a relatively good outcome. We describe three cases of AA in children treated with MTX, two of them with successful results.


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