Well, I am not saying that your dermatologist
is wrong. But I still suggest you that you have a detailed discussion once again. Ask him what he is trying to achieve with cyclosporine
. I am from AIIMS and we do not see cyclosporine as a good treatment option for Alopecia areata
. AA is an antibody (B cell
) mediated disease and cyclosporine acts mainly on T cells. And I hope you know that cyclosporine is not going to cure your disease. We at AIIMS, give cyclosporine for more serious indications. Apart from BP, kidney
function tests and potassium levels are mandatory to be done. Please discuss all these issues with your dermatologist before starting cyclosporine.