Harefuah 2016 Oct;155(10):622-625
Dermatology Department, Sheba Medical Center, Sackler Faculty Of Medicine, Tel Aviv University.
Introduction: Alopecia areata (AA) is an organ specific autoimmune disease. Similar to other autoimmune diseases, its pathogenesis is believed to be an interaction of genetic, environmental and immune factors. Studies have shown that autoreactive lymphocytes affect anagen hair follicles leading to subsequent shedding of hairs and alopecia. Read More