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Alopecia Areata PrimeView

Comprehensive Update on Alopecia Areata Published in Nature Disease Primers

Apr 18, 2017

The Alopecia Areata Primer, recently published by NAAF Research Advisors: Drs. Lloyd King, Angela Christiano, John Sundberg and colleagues, delivers an important and comprehensive update on alopecia areata including the underlying pathophysiology of this complex polygenic disease, as well as the epidemiology, diagnosis and management, putting current clinical and translational challenges into context. 

Nature Reviews Disease Primers (NRDP), is an online-only, peer-reviewed journal of review articles—called Primers—that provides overviews of diseases and disorders.

The Alopecia Areata Primer, recently published by NAAF Research Advisors: Drs. Lloyd King, Angela Christiano, John Sundberg and colleagues, delivers an important and comprehensive update on alopecia areata including the underlying pathophysiology of this complex polygenic disease, as well as the epidemiology, diagnosis and management, putting current clinical and translational challenges into context. The illustrated summary of the article—called a PrimeView—focuses on the clinical presentation, which can vary from patchy hair loss on the scalp to total loss of all body hair.

This primer and corresponding mini-poster summarize our current understanding of alopecia areata from a global perspective, offering a valuable resource for the benefit of the entire biomedical research community.

Sources:
Nature Reviews Disease Primers. "Alopecia areata." Primeview. 17012. Vol. 3. 16 03 2017. Online: http://www.nature.com/articles/nrdp201712.
Pratt, Herbert C., et al. "Alopecia Areata." Nature Reviews Disease Primers. 17011. Vol. 3. 16 03 2017. Online: http://dx.doi.org/10.1038/nrdp.2017.11.

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