Serum chemokine profiles in patients with alopecia areata.

  title={Serum chemokine profiles in patients with alopecia areata.},
  author={Yoshihiro Kuwano and M Fujimoto and Rei Watanabe and N Ishiura and Hiroko Nakashima and Yumiko Ohno and Shoichiro Yano and Norihito Yazawa and Hitoshi Okochi and K. Shimoji T. Kurokawa T. Tamaki},
  journal={The British journal of dermatology},
  volume={157 3},
BACKGROUND Although chemokines play an important role in various inflammatory diseases, there have been few studies about the role of chemokines in alopecia areata (AA). OBJECTIVES To determine serum levels of chemokines in patients with AA and their clinical correlations. METHODS Serum samples from 85 patients with AA, 20 patients with atopic dermatitis, 20 patients with psoriasis vulgaris and 28 normal controls were examined by the cytometric bead array assay assessing monokine induced by… CONTINUE READING