Last updated on November 2013

Alopecia Areata Registry and Immunogenetic Mechanisms

Brief description of study

The goals of this study are to understand the genetic control of autoimmunity in alopecia areata (AA), to better understand the complex biology of the cycling hair follicle, and to use this knowledge to devise safe and effective treatments for this common disease.

Detailed Study Description

The purpose of this registry is to collect patient epidemiology data as well as to provide samples that can be used for understanding the pathogenesis of AA, especially related to its genetic basis as a complex trait. There are three ways one can assess which genes are important: association studies in unrelated individuals, identify by descent in sib-pairs, and linkage or transmission by descent in multiplex families.

Clinical Study Identifier: NCT00177073

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University of Minnesota

Minneapolis, MN United States
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Recruitment Status: Open

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