Skip to comments.Hairless Man Grows Full Head Of Hair In Yale Arthritis Drug Trial [YAAAAAY!}
Posted on 06/19/2014 10:36:41 AM PDT by Red Badger
BOSTON (CBS) Scientists at Yale may have discovered quite the off-label use for an FDA-approved arthritis drug.
During a trial, which stretched for eight months, a 25-year-old man with almost no hair on his body grew a full head following treatment with the drug. He reported no noticeable side effects.
The patient was suffering from a rare, highly visible disease known as alopecia universalis, which has no cure or approved long term treatment.
The disease causes the loss of almost all body hair.
According to scientists involved in the trial, the patient also grew eyebrows, eyelashes, and facial, armpit, and other hair.
The results are exactly what we hoped for, said Brett A. King, M.D., assistant professor of dermatology at Yale University School of Medicine and senior author of a paper reporting the results online June 18 in the Journal of Investigative Dermatology. This is a huge step forward in the treatment of patients with this condition. While its 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, called tofacitinib citrate has also been used successfully for treating psoriasis.
King has submitted a proposal for a clinical trial involving the drug.
(Photos courtesy Yale University)
Hair is a waste of hormones!
He reported no noticeable side effects.
However he now has shampoo and barbershop costs..................
If this proves out, it’s going to be a goldmine.
It’s already on the market and approved for arthritis treatment................
What did he have before? What? A half of a head, 1/4 of a head, no head at all?
I had an Aunt Artica.
She was very cold....................
I actually use an Arbonne product that I’ve used since around 2003. In 1997, I was 43 and my kids were starting to laugh at a bald spot I was aquiring in the usual place. I’m now 60 and my hair looks like an early picture of one of the Beatles.
It costs about $29 a bottle and lasts roughly 18 months, and is absurdly easy to use (just like a cream rinse in the shower after shampooing).
It matters to me because one of my hobbies is playing and singing in country and classic rock bands.
Two heads are better than none...................
Wonder if the hair grows just where it’s “supposed to” or over 100% of the body surface?
The latter could be a bit inconvenient.
He could wind up looking like a gorilla?.....................
Pictures are required!
The down side is now Rosy Palms is Harry Palms and he can play baseball catcher his hands are so hairy.
No negative after affects providing you don’t mind singing soprano.
I actually worked with a guy whose name was Harry Bunn. He was a junior level domo whose job was to send out a lot of engineering releases, so there was a constant stream of emails from Harry Bunn.
Beautiful Girls keep annoying you by wanting to run their fingers through your new hair, and sometimes the girls don’t even ask you first, they just do it. Then they want to take a Selfie phone pic of the event. Then they start sending you other pictures they’ve taken of themselves.
What’s the product?
I have a doctor appointment in two weeks.
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