Profile of 513 patients with alopecia areata: associations of disease subtypes with atopy, autoimmune disease and positive family history.

@article{Goh2006ProfileO5,
  title={Profile of 513 patients with alopecia areata: associations of disease subtypes with atopy, autoimmune disease and positive family history.},
  author={Carolyn Goh and Madelon Finkel and Paul J. Christos and Animesh A. Sinha},
  journal={Journal of the European Academy of Dermatology and Venereology : JEADV},
  year={2006},
  volume={20 9},
  pages={1055-60}
}
BACKGROUND Several lines of evidence support a genetic component to alopecia areata (AA), including differences in patients based on severity of AA, associated diseases and family history. OBJECTIVE We aimed to examine clinical and genetic features of patients with AA with a focus on associated diseases, especially atopy, and family history of AA in the USA. METHODS From 1998 to 2001, 513 patients with AA completed interviews consisting of demographic information, patient's medical history… CONTINUE READING

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