Using Antibiotics to Control Inflammation in CCCA Patients presented by Andrew F. Alexis, MD, MPH, FAAD


Using Antibiotics to Control Inflammation in CCCA Patients presented by Andrew F. Alexis, MD, MPH, FAAD

One of the most common conditions that I treat on a daily basis is Central centrifugal cicatricial alopecia, or CCCA, which is a primary cicatricial alopecia that's predominantly lymphocytic. Lymphocytic inflammation is a key component in the pathogenesis of the disease. So, that being said, our treatments are anti-inflammatory and, anecdotally, the use of doxycycline and other tetracyclic antiobiotics for their anti-inflammatory effect has been useful.