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Autoimmune Comorbidities among Alopecia Areata Patients and Family Members

Year: 
2016 to 2017
Lynn Petukhova, PhD, Principal Investigator
Columbia University

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Significance

Understanding the spectrum of other autoimmune diseases linked to alopecia areata may identify alopecia areata as a systemic disorder and could lead to new therapeutic targets for drug repurposing.

Purpose

1) To estimate the prevalence and characterize the pattern of autoimmune comorbidities in the Alopecia Areata Registry, Biobank and Clinical Trials Network; and 2) To validate the relationships revealed by analyzing genetic evidence across autoimmune disorders.