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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.

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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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