A favourable pattern

I have been reviewing the potential utility (or otherwise) of platelet-rich plasma (PRP) in my dermatology blog. I came across this article that propounds the use of CD34+ cell containing PRP in pattern hairloss in men and women.

J Eur Acad Dermatol Venereol. 2012 Dec 20. doi: 10.1111/jdv.12062. [Epub ahead of print]
The effect of CD34+ cell-containing autologous platelet-rich plasma injection on pattern hair loss: a preliminary study.

English: Bald head
English: Bald head (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

I don’t have access to the full article and have seen only the abstract. The study compares the CD34+ cell containing PRP injection, not to a placebo, but to placental extract injection. Both have angiogenic potential. The sample size is only 13 in each arm. Only six month follow-up data is available.

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