Combined Diet and Supplementation Therapy Resolves Alopecia Areata in a Paediatric Patient: A Case Study

Cureus. 2020 Nov 7;12(11):e11371. doi: 10.7759/cureus.11371.

Abstract

Alopecia areata (AA) is a common autoimmune condition resulting in spot baldness and, rarely, more extensive hair loss. There is an association between both the incidence and the severity of AA and several micronutrients, including vitamin D and zinc. This case reports an eight-year-old male diagnosed with AA and treated with a diet and supplemental regimen based on unrefined foods, rich in vitamins A and D, zinc, and supplemented with a multi-nutrient, zinc sulfate, and fish oil with vitamin D. Complete remission of AA was achieved within five months.

Keywords: alopecia areata; nutrition; supplementation; vitamin a; vitamin d; zinc.

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  • Case Reports