Reduced incidence of skin cancer in patients with alopecia areata: A retrospective cohort study.

@article{Mostaghimi2016ReducedIO,
  title={Reduced incidence of skin cancer in patients with alopecia areata: A retrospective cohort study.},
  author={Arash Mostaghimi and Sarah Qureshi and Cara J Joyce and Ye Guo and Kathie P Huang},
  journal={Cancer epidemiology},
  year={2016},
  volume={41},
  pages={129-31}
}
The risk of skin cancer in patients with alopecia areata (AA) is unknown. While the risk of skin cancer in chronic inflammatory alopecias may be elevated, AA shares many characteristics with vitiligo, an autoimmune illness associated with decreased risk of melanoma and non-melanoma skin cancers. In this retrospective cohort study, we determined the risk of developing skin cancer among patients with AA in a validated cohort relative to matched controls at two tertiary care hospitals in… CONTINUE READING
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