A case report of occurrence of severe alopecia areata as post-COVID-19 complication

Post-COVID Alopecia Areata


  • Sana Saeed The University of Faisalabad


post-Covid, Alopecia Areata, hyperactive immunity, Treatment


COVID-19 has been markedly affecting the lives of individuals in various ways from past two years. Post COVID-19 complications are among those which have rendered patients more vulnerable to secondary diseases. Hyperactive immune system is one of the post-COVID complications. This has led to emergence of all forms of alopecia in patients who suffered from COVID-19. A 33-year-old female is experiencing severe alopecia areata as a post-COVID complication with aberrant response towards treatments from past 9 months. Topical minoxidil 5% and tacrolimus 0.1% along with scalp platelets-rich-plasma (PRP) with micro-needling has been proven successful in regrowth after two months of treatment. Although reoccurrence of few bald patches has been observed.


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How to Cite

Saeed S. A case report of occurrence of severe alopecia areata as post-COVID-19 complication: Post-COVID Alopecia Areata. J Pak Assoc Dermatol [Internet]. 2023Oct.12 [cited 2023Nov.28];33(4):1776-9. Available from: https://jpad.com.pk/index.php/jpad/article/view/2301



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