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Autoimmunity and Alopecia Areata

Because affected hair follicles are mistakenly attacked by a person’s own immune system (white blood cells), resulting in the arrest of the hair growth stage, alopecia areata has been characterized as an autoimmune disease.


The following articles may be of interest if you would like to learn more about the alopecia areata/autoimmune connection.

Johns Hopkins Medical Institution

MD Anderson Cancer Center

American Academy of Dermatology

American Osteopathic College of Dermatology

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