Balding men of the world, rejoice. Your ship has finally come in.
Using an off-label arthritis drug, scientists at Yale have discovered a cure for baldness. The patient was a 25-year-old male suffering from a rare, incurable form of alopecia that caused all of his hair to fall off his body. After eight months of treatment, he had regrown hair all over his body.
Assistant professor of dermatology at Yale University School of Medicine said:
“The results are exactly what we hoped for. This is a huge step forward in the treatment of patients with this condition. While it’s one case, we anticipated the successful treatment of this man based on our current understanding of the disease and the drug. We believe the same results will be duplicated in other patients, and we plan to try.”
The drug is called tofacitinib citrate, but it is not clear whether or not it will be a cure for male pattern baldness. The drug is expected to go into clinical trials soon.
[via CBS Boston]