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Title: Regrowth of black hair in two red-haired alopecia areata patients.
Epworth Authors: Sinclair, Rodney
Other Authors: Ramot, Y.
Zlotogorski, Abraham
Keywords: Alopecia Areata
Drug Therapy
Anti-Inflammatory Agents
Therapeutic Use
Growth and Development
Hair Regrowth
AA Pathogenesis
Head & Neck Clinical Institute, Epworth HealthCare, Victoria, Australia
Issue Date: Nov-2012
Publisher: Wiley
Citation: Australas J Dermatol. 2012 Nov;53(4):e91-2.
Abstract: The occurrence of alopecia areata (AA) in a red-haired individual is considered to be rare. We report two cases of red-haired men who were afflicted with patch-type AA. Astonishingly, the hair regrowth was coloured black, in contrast to the surrounding red hair, an event which has been reported only once in the past after cyclophosphamide administration. This phenomenon raises some interesting questions regarding the significance of pigmentation and the melanocortin-1 receptor in AA pathogenesis.
DOI: 10.1111/j.1440-0960.2011.00868.x
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ISSN: 1440-0960
Journal Title: Australasian Journal of Dermatology
Type: Journal Article
Affiliated Organisations: Department of Dermatology, Hadassah-Hebrew University Medical Center, Jerusalem, Israel.
Type of Clinical Study or Trial: Case Reports
Appears in Collections:Dermatology
Head & Neck

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