Breakthrough Hair Regrowth From Arthritis Medication. As such, he was referred for psoriasis treatment at the Yale Dermatology, which turned out to be successful with the bald man arthritis drug treatment. A Yale University dermatologist says the rheumatoid arthritis drug tofacitinib citrate allowed a patient with alopecia universalis to grow a full head of hair. The 25-year-old male patient was referred to the department of dermatology at Yale School of Medicine for treatment of psoriasis. The drug has been used successfully for treating psoriasis in humans and in trials has reversed alopecia areata in mice. Yale Dermatology Associatesis one of the largest and most diversified dermatology practices on the East Coast. This unique treatment is often referred to as extracorporeal photochemotherapy. Patients with psoriasis and other light-responsive conditions are treated with a variety of techniques in a manner that allows them to lead normal lives.
After the treatment, the man grew a full head of hair, eyebrows, eyelashes, armpit, facial and other hair on various parts of his body. The man had been referred to Yale Dermatology for treatment of his psoriasis. It had previously been used to treat psoriasis in humans, as well as a less extreme form of alopecia in mice. Assistant professor of dermatology at Yale School of Medicine Dr. Brett King called the treatment of the patient with what s known as alopecia universalis a huge step forward, even though they have tried it successfully on only one patient so far. He had been referred to Yale Dermatology for treatment of psoriasis, not the baldness. Scientists at America’s elite Yale University School of Medicine used the drug to treat a 25 year old patient who was referred to them for treatment of plaque psoriasis, a chronic immune-mediated skin disease, and the most common strain of psoriasis, which displays as inflamed, scaly skin. The unnamed patient was almost completely hairless when he started the treatment, with the only hair being within the psoriasis plaques on his scalp., assistant professor of dermatology at Yale University School of Medicine and his dermatologist colleague, Brittany G.