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|Title:||Permanent alopecia following chemotherapy and bone marrow transplantation.|
|Epworth Authors:||Sinclair, Rodney|
Schwarer, A. P.
|Other Authors:||Tran, D.|
Chow, C. W.
Antineoplastic Combined Chemotherapy Protocols
Bone Marrow Purging
Bone Marrow Transplantation
Chronic Myeloid Leukemia
Department of Dermatology, Epworth Hospital, Richmond, Victoria, Australia
|Citation:||Australas J Dermatol. 2000 May;41(2):106-8.|
|Abstract:||Alopecia can be a psychologically daunting prospect for people requiring cancer chemotherapy. Fortunately, most patients experience only temporary hair loss. We report the case of a 23-year-old woman with chronic myeloid leukaemia who developed permanent, near-total alopecia of her scalp, eyebrows, eyelashes, axillary and public hair following busulphan and cyclophosphamide chemotherapy which was used as conditioning prior to allogeneic bone marrow transplantation. The histology from a scalp biopsy revealed hair follicle destruction. Topical minoxidil failed to induce significant re-growth.|
|Journal Title:||Australasian Journal of Dermatology|
|Affiliated Organisations:||Department of Dermatology, Alfred Hospital, Prahran, Australia.|
|Type of Clinical Study or Trial:||Case Reports|
|Appears in Collections:||Cancer Services|
Head & Neck
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