Drug spurs Hair Growth in Alopecia

Recent reports out of the Journal of Investigative Dermatology, June 2014 talk about hair regrowth in patients with alopecia universalis. This has always been a very difficult condition to treat with intense social implications, especially for females. The drug, tofacitinib citrate, is used primarily in rhuematoid arthritis. A 25 year-old male patient from the Yale Dept. of Dermatology was placed on this medication and grew a full head of hair! While this is only a single case, it is very exciting and needs to be investigated further.