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The Alopecia Areata Consensus of Experts (ACE) study: Results of an international expert opinion on treatments for alopecia areata

Nekma Meah, Dmitri Wall, Katherine York, Bevin Bhoyrul, Laita Bokhari, Daniel Asz Sigall, Wilma F Bergfeld, Regina C Betz, Ulrike Blume-Peytavi, Valerie Callender, Vijaya Chitreddy, Andrea Combalia, George Cotsarelis, Brittany Craiglow, Jeff Donovan, Samantha Eisman, Paul Farrant, Jack Green, Ramon Grimalt, Matthew Harries Show all

JOURNAL OF THE AMERICAN ACADEMY OF DERMATOLOGY | MOSBY-ELSEVIER | Published : 2020

Abstract

BACKGROUND: A systematic review failed to identify any systemic therapy used in alopecia areata (AA) where use is supported by robust evidence from high-quality randomized controlled trials. OBJECTIVE: To produce an international consensus statement on the use and utility of various treatments for AA. METHODS: Fifty hair experts from 5 continents were invited to participate in a 3-round Delphi process. Agreement of 66% or greater was considered consensus. RESULTS: In the first round, consensus was achieved in 22 of 423 (5%) questions. After a face-to-face meeting in round 3, overall, consensus was achieved for only 130 (33%) treatment-specific questions. There was greater consensus for intra..

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Funding Acknowledgements

The authors would like to acknowledge financial support from the Australasian Hair andWool Research Society, and for resource support from National and International Skin Registry (NISR) Solutions not-for-profit company (Dublin, Ireland) and The City of Dublin Skin and Cancer Hospital Charity (Dublin, Ireland).