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.
“any negative aftereffects?? “
Howling at the moon. Ripping bodices off young ladies. Waking up covered with blood. Not remembering what you did last night. It’ll be similar to tequila.
Pictures are required!
I have always wanted to try it on one of my mostly bald friends, but it would be rude to bring it up.
BTW, it’s REALLY good for women who are losing their hair as they get older. My wife started using it first and her stylist asked what was with all the new growth. So I started using it and my hair lady asked me the same question. When I told her, she ordered six bottles for some of her other customers. :-D
I shave my head twice a week and I’ve been astonished at the number of women, complete strangers mind you, who ask to rub my head. It makes Mrs L chuckle every time.
I confess I don’t know what it would do for a guy that started losing his hair by the time he turned 21, but it worked dramatically for both me and my wife.
Give me some of that!
Are you and your wife distributors?
Might as well buy from Freepers.
I understand from Star Wars this is how Wookies got their start.
I used to work a job long ago with Buffy Butz.
You took the words right out of my mouth.
Someone’s just hit the jackpot.
But does the drug work on men who have inherited male pattern baldness?
Well, he has to shave his palms now, but I’d say it was worth it.
“Its already on the market and approved for arthritis treatment..”
Time to ask my doc to switch my arthritis drugs!
Good question. I presume further clinical trials will be needed. If it does work on inherited MPB, sign me up!
Amazon is almost sold out....
I suppose I should feel guilty for shaving my head from the unruly mess that is my hair anything past 1/8 of an inch. If I could donate it to someone I would.
It’s a treatment for a rare form of baldness. The fact it is already approved for arthritis is good news because there would not be enough money in it to just treat alopecia.
Nobama will not allow this!
I’ve got more ear hairs growing than there are cornstalks in Indiana.
I wonder if I can donate....
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Kojack (Telly Savalas) used to say the same thing. So maybe that Bald Mystique is not a myth after all.
Thinning hair bookmark.
Now, as soon as they've found a cure for regular, ol' alopecia, I'll be interested.
Soon, you’ll be drinking a Pina Colada at Trader Vic’s.
Never been to London............
You and me both brother.