Alopecia areata.

@article{Gilhar2012AlopeciaA,
  title={Alopecia areata.},
  author={Amos Gilhar and Amos Etzioni and Ralf Paus},
  journal={The New England journal of medicine},
  year={2012},
  volume={366 16},
  pages={
          1515-25
        }
}
From Flieman Hospital (A.G.), B. Rappaport Faculty of Medicine, Technion–Israel Institute of Technology (A.G., A.E.), and Meyer’s Children’s Hospital, Rambam Campus (A.E.) — all in Haifa, Israel; the Department of Dermatology, University of Lubeck, Lubeck, Germany (R.P.); and the School of Translational Medicine, University of Manchester, Manchester, United Kingdom (R.P.). Address reprint requests to Dr. Gilhar at the Skin Research Laboratory, B. Rappaport Faculty of Medicine, Technion-Israel… 

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