Interferon-gamma in alopecia areata.

  title={Interferon-gamma in alopecia areata.},
  author={Ercan Arca and Uğur Haci Muşabak and Ahmet Akar and Ahmet Hakan Erbil and Halis B{\"u}lent Taştan},
  journal={European journal of dermatology : EJD},
  volume={14 1},
Alopecia areata is a common type of hair loss. In clinical practice most patients will present with reversible patchy hair loss whereas others may develop complete baldness. Although the etiopathogenesis of alopecia areata is poorly understood, evidence is accumulating that it can be regarded as a T-cell mediated tissue-restricted autoimmune disease of the hair follicle, especially expressing the T-helper-type 1 cytokines interleukin-1beta, interleukin-2, and interferon-gamma. The aim of the… CONTINUE READING
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