Alopecia Areata: A Review of Disease Pathogenesis

F. Rajabi; L.A. Drake; M.M. Senna; N. Rezaei


The British Journal of Dermatology. 2018;179(5):1033-1048. 

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Search Strategy

We searched MEDLINE and Scopus for articles related to AA, with a particular emphasis on its pathogenesis. Our searched terms included 'alopecia areata' in combination with the terms 'pathogenesis', 'etiology', 'causes', 'genetic', 'immunity', 'immune privilege' and 'interleukin'. We retrieved articles published in English including both animal and human studies. Our inclination was to select more recent articles and systematic reviews whenever possible.