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Year : 2018  |  Volume : 9  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 224-228

Bimatoprost in dermatology


1 Department of Skin and V.D, Patna Medical College and Hospital, Patna, Bihar, India
2 Department of Dermatology, Maulana Azad Medical College, New Delhi, India

Correspondence Address:
Abhijeet K Jha
Department of Skin and V.D, Patna Medical College and Hospital, Patna, Bihar
India
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


DOI: 10.4103/idoj.IDOJ_62_16

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Bimatoprost is a prostamide analogue used for treatment of glaucoma in ophthalmology. Surprisingly, the side effects such as increased pigmentation of eyelids and hypertrichosis in patients being treated with prostaglandin analogues for glaucoma have opened new areas of application in various dermatological disorders such as alopecia mainly affecting eyelashes, eyebrows, and vitiligo.


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