The DEBR rat: an animal model of human alopecia areata.


The Dundee experimental bald rat (DEBR) is reported as a model for human alopecia areata. Parallels with human alopecia areata were observed in relation to the gradual and patchy loss of hair and the penetration of both pelage and vibrissa follicles by mononuclear cells. In particular, the apparent disruption of the follicles within the precortical region… (More)


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