Hair growth in two alopecia patients after fecal microbiota transplant. - GreenMedInfo Summary
Hair Growth in Two Alopecia Patients after Fecal Microbiota Transplant.
ACG Case Rep J. 2017 ;4:e107. Epub 2017 Sep 13. PMID: 28932754
infections can be life-threatening but are increasingly being treated successfully with fecal microbiota transplantation (FMT). We report two patients with alopecia universalis who developed subsequent hair regrowth after FMT for treatment of recurrentinfections. Gut microbiota may have immunomodulatory effects in autoimmune conditions such as alopecia areata, and further study may elucidate disease mechanisms and lead to alternative treatment options for these patients for whom treatment options are currently limited.