Tofacitinib for the Treatment of Alopecia Areata and Its Variants

Not Recruiting

Trial ID: NCT02312882


The purpose of this study is to investigate the ability of tofacitinib citrate, a Janus kinase inhibitor, to generate hair regrowth in patients with moderate to severe alopecia areata and its variants.

Official Title

Tofacitinib for the Treatment of Alopecia Areata and Its Variants

Stanford Investigator(s)

Anthony Oro, MD, PhD
Anthony Oro, MD, PhD

Eugene and Gloria Bauer Professor

Justin M Ko, MD, MBA
Justin M Ko, MD, MBA

Clinical Professor, Dermatology


Inclusion Criteria:

* Age \>= 18 years old
* Diagnosis of alopecia areata with \>50% scalp involvement, alopecia totalis, or alopecia universalis
* Hair loss present for at least 6 months
* No treatment for alopecia areata in past 2 months
* No evidence of hair regrowth
* Females of childbearing potential must use birth control while taking the medication and there must be a negative pregnancy test documented prior to starting the medication
* Fluent in spoken and written English

Exclusion Criteria:

* Age \<18 years old
* Patients have received treatment known to affect alopecia areata within 2 months of enrolling in the study
* Patients with a history of malignancy (except history of successfully treated basal cell or squamous cell carcinoma of the skin)
* Patients known to be HIV or hepatitis B or C positive
* Patients with positive tuberculin skin test or positive QuantiFERON TB test
* Patients with leukopenia or anemia
* Patients with renal or hepatic impairment
* Patients with peptic ulcer disease
* Patients taking immunosuppressive medications, including but not limited to prednisone, methotrexate, mycophenolate mofetil, azathioprine, tacrolimus, cyclosporine, or TNH-alpha inhibitors
* Women of childbearing potential who are unable or unwilling to use birth control while taking the medication
* Women who are pregnant or nursing


drug: Tofacitinib

Not Recruiting

Contact Information

Stanford University
School of Medicine
300 Pasteur Drive
Stanford, CA 94305
Michelle Kim