Alopecia areata. Immunologic studies and treatment with prednisone.

@article{Kern1973AlopeciaAI,
  title={Alopecia areata. Immunologic studies and treatment with prednisone.},
  author={Fred Kern and William H. Hoffman and Geoff Hambrick and Robert M. Blizzard},
  journal={Archives of dermatology},
  year={1973},
  volume={107 3},
  pages={
          407-12
        }
}
Patients with varying degrees of alopecia were examined for presence of circulating antibodies against thyroglobulin and against cytoplasm of parietal, thyroid, hair follicle, and adrenal cells. They were also examined for abnormal levels of circulating immunoglobulins. Statistical significance was established between alopecia and presence of antibodies against thyroglobulin, parietal cells, adrenal cells, and thyroid cells. No antibodies were demonstrated against cells of hair follicle. Twenty… CONTINUE READING

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