Profile of 513 patients with alopecia areata: Associations of disease subtypes with atopy, autoimmune disease and positive family history Academic Article uri icon

Overview

MeSH Major

  • Alopecia Areata
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Family Health

abstract

  • Our findings show marked associations between severity of AA, atopic dermatitis, thyroid disease and other autoimmune diseases, and extensive family history of AA, suggesting two clinically distinct subtypes of AA with the severe subtype possibly associated with greater familial autoimmunity. Further research exploring the possibility of a genetic basis to explain these clinical findings will be helpful in clarifying our understanding of AA, leading to improvements in diagnosis and treatment.

publication date

  • October 2006

Research

keywords

  • Academic Article

Identity

Language

  • eng

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1111/j.1468-3083.2006.01676.x

PubMed ID

  • 16987257

Additional Document Info

start page

  • 1055

end page

  • 60

volume

  • 20

number

  • 9