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2019 Oct 06

World J Clin Cases



Hair regrowth following fecal microbiota transplantation in an elderly patient with alopecia areata: A case report and review of the literature.


Xie W-R, Yang X-Y, Xia H H-X, Wu L-H, He X-X
World J Clin Cases. 2019 Oct 06; 7(19):3074-3081.
PMID: 31624757.


Alopecia areata is a hair loss disease associated with genetics, autoimmunity, and other factors. There is an intriguing link between alopecia areata and gut dysbiosis. Fecal microbiota transplantation (FMT) has been recommended to treat (previously known as ) infection, and has also shown potentials in the treatment of inflammatory bowel disease, irritable bowel syndrome, and non-alcohol fatty liver disease.