Drug-induced alopecia areata
Alopecia areata (AA) is a chronic autoimmune disease that causes non-scarring alopecia. While most cases present as discrete patches of alopecia, some patients may develop total scalp hair loss (alopecia totalis) or total body hair loss (alopecia universalis). Most cases of AA are idiopathic, but several triggers including medications, have been reported in the literature. The objective of this study is to provide a list of drugs that have been associated with AA and assess the management of drug-induced AA and resulting outcomes. Below is a document listing our search strategy and another document showing the medications thought to induce AA.