4 years ago

Objective Outcome Measures: Collecting Meaningful Data on Alopecia Areata

Although alopecia areata is a common disorder, it has no FDA approved treatment and evidence-based therapeutic data is lacking. Objective To develop guidelines for the diagnosis, evaluation, assessment, response criteria and endpoints for alopecia areata. Methods Literature review and expert opinion of a group of dermatologists specializing in hair disorders. Results Standardized methods of assessing and tracking hair loss and growth including new scoring techniques, response criteria and endpoints in alopecia areata are presented. Limitations The additional time to perform the assessments is the primary limitation to use of the methodology in clinical practice. Conclusion Use of these measures will facilitate collection of standardized outcome data on therapeutic agents used in alopecia areata both in clinical practice and in clinical trials.

Publisher URL: www.sciencedirect.com/science

DOI: S0190962217326142

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