Clin Case Rep Int | Volume 4, Issue 1 | Case Report | Open Access

Cannabis Use Effect on Alopecia Areata

Abeer Ayad A ALlihabi*

Department of Psychology, Taibah University, Saudi Arabia

*Correspondance to: Abeer Ayad A ALlihabi 

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Alopecia areata is an autoimmune disease of the hair follicles that cause an unpredictable hair loss. The disease prevalence is estimated about 2% in general population though the lifetime. The disease is associated with various other concurrent disorders such as depression, thyroid diseases, and anxiety. Cannabis Receptors especially (CB2Rs) are found on immune cells, including lymphocytes, macrophages, mast cells, natural killer cells, peripheral mononuclear cells, and microglia. In this Case, a 15 year-old girl had Alopecia Universalis and multiple psychiatric diagnoses. She was self-medicated for her symptoms by using Cannabis and as coincident her hair stated to grow back. In this case, I would like to grab attention for cannabis as a possible cure with eliminating its side effect.


Alopecia; Alopecia universalis; Autoimmune disease; CBD; Cannabis


ALlihabi AAA. Cannabis Use Effect on Alopecia Areata. Clin Case Rep Int. 2020; 4: 1188.

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