COMPARATIVE STUDY OF TOPICAL PHENOL, MINOXIDIL AND INTRALESIONAL STEROID IN TREATEMENT OF ALOPECIA

Dr Anshuman Rai, Dr Harsh Wardhan

Abstract


Introduction: Alopecia areata refers to a common condition of undetermined etiology and unpredictable outcome characterized by circumscribed, non scarring areas of baldness on the scalp, eyebrows, eyelashes, bread, moustache area or hairy skin any where on the body. Material and Methods: The patients grouped in regimens of topical minoxidil (self administered) and the patient grouped in intralesional steroid and topical phenol application were asked to follow up every 3 weeks interval for intralesional injection and topical application of phenol. Aims and objective: to compare the effect of Phenol, Minoxidil and intralesional steroid on patients of Alopecia. Results: Rate of obtaining excellent response was highest with intralesional triamchinolone 78.57% patient showed excellent response by end of 6 months of follow up. Second highest rate was obtained with topical phenol 60% patients with this treatment showed excellent response by end of 6 month. With minoxidil, 50% patients showed excellent response by end of 6 months of follow up. Conclusion: Intralesional triamcinolone and topical phenol can offer excellent result in quiet short duration, but incidence of side effect is more with topical phenol.


Keywords


Alopecia areata, etiology, dermatological disorder

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