Arthritis Drug Gives Bald Man Full Head Of Hair
Kyle Rhodes loves to consider the possibilities of what he can do with his newly found hair.
He’s never had the chance to do this before — he was diagnosed with alopecia areata at age 2, and the hair on his head started falling out in patches. By 18, he’d lost all the hair on his head and body.
One day his doctor at Yale University had a thought that since Rhodes’ hair loss was caused by an autoimmune disease, a treatment used for another autoimmune disorder could help counteract this.
He chose the drug Xeljanz, which is used to treat rheumatoid arthritis, and eight months later, Rhodes had a full head of hair. Not only did the arthritis drug grow the hair back on his head, his eyebrows and eyelashes grew back, as did the rest of the hair on his body.
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