General reviews
Statins a possible new treatment for alopecia areata
Statins are widely used in medical practice as a cholesterol lowering agents. Many different studies sugests that they also exert immunomodulatoris proprieties.
Because of this potential statins could provide a potential treatment for various chronic inflamatory diseases, such as: systemic lupus, rheumatoid arthritis. Alopecia areata is an autoimmune disease with T helper limfocites having an important role in the development of the alopecic patches.
The statins immunomodularory activities and alopecia areata pathogenisis suggest that this class of drugs can be a therapeutic option in hair scalp disease.