April 27, 2021
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Senna MM, et al. Time to scalp hair, eyebrow and eyelash enchancment in sufferers with alopecia areata handled with baricitinib within the section 2 portion of the section 2/3 BRAVE-AA1 research. Offered at: AAD VMX 2021; April 23-25, 2021 (digital assembly).
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Sufferers with alopecia areata who were treated with baricitinib skilled enchancment in eyebrow and eyelash development earlier than scalp hair regrowth, in keeping with a poster introduced at AAD VMX 2021.
“Alopecia areata (AA) is an autoimmune dysfunction related to hair loss, poor high quality of life and psychological comorbidities,” Maryanne M. Senna, MD, of Massachusetts Normal Hospital in Boston, and colleagues wrote. “Baricitinib, an oral, reversible and selective Janus kinase (JAK)1/JAK2 inhibitor, is accredited for the remedy of adults with reasonably to severely lively rheumatoid arthritis and is indicated for the remedy of reasonable to extreme atopic dermatitis in Europe and Japan in adults who’re candidates for systemic remedy.”
The continued multicenter, randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled section 2/3 BRAVE-AA1 trial is evaluating baricitinib’s efficacy and safety in treating AA in sufferers with at the very least 50% scalp hair loss.
In sufferers handled with baricitinib 4 mg, 70% had a 30% or larger enchancment in Severity of Alopecia Software rating, whereas 50% of these handled with a 2 mg dose skilled the identical response. The median time to response was 36 weeks for each doses.
Within the 4 mg dose cohort, an enchancment of 1 or extra factors in eyebrow or eyelash clinician-reported consequence measures was reported in 83% of sufferers, with the median time to enchancment being 15 weeks for eyebrows and 9 weeks for eyelashes. Within the 2 mg cohort, 73% achieved an enchancment of 1 or extra factors, with the median time to enchancment being 12 weeks for each eyebrows and eyelashes.
“Preliminary outcomes from section 2 of BRAVE-AA1 counsel that noticeable enhancements in eyebrow and eyelash scores with baricitinib might precede scalp hair regrowth in sufferers with AA,” the authors wrote. “Extra analyses from massive section 3 research are needed to verify these preliminary outcomes.”