Presence of Alternaria in Scalp of Patients with Alopecia Areata: Triggering Factor or Coexistence?


AA (Alopecia areata) is the most frequent cause of inflammation-induced hair loss, affecting 0.1 to 0.2% of population worldwide. The development of organ-specific autoimmune reactions directed against anagen hair follicles seems to play a key role in the pathogenesis of alopecia areata. However, the triggering antigen(s) responsible for inducing autoimmune… (More)


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