Investigation of selected cytokine genes suggests that IL-2RA and the TNF/LTA locus are risk factors for severe alopecia areata

British Journal of Dermatology, 08/21/2012

The results point to the involvement of IL–2RA and the TNF/LTA region in the aetiology of alopecia areata (AA) – in particular severe AA –, and provide further support for the hypothesis that AA is autoimmune in nature.

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