Alopecia Areata Registry

Status:Active, not recruiting
Conditions:Dermatology, Hair Loss
Therapuetic Areas:Dermatology / Plastic Surgery
Age Range:Any
Start Date:November 2001
End Date:November 2099

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Alopecia Areata Registry and Immunogenetic Mechanisms

Alopecia areata is the loss of hair in patches that can proceed to loss of all hair (alopecia
totalis or universalis). The purpose of the registry is to collect patient information and
blood samples from people with alopecia areata.

Alopecia areata is a condition in which hair is lost either from part of the scalp, all of
the scalp, or the entire body, and it affects 1% to 2% of the population. It is thought to be
an autoimmune disease and in some cases the disease is hereditary. The Alopecia Areata
Registry will collect information and blood samples from clinically well-characterized
patients with these three forms of alopecia areata: alopecia partialis (patchy loss of the
scalp hair), alopecia totalis (total loss of all scalp hair), and alopecia universalis
(complete loss of all hair everywhere on the body). This will be a collection of patients in
multi-generational families, twins, single patients with patchy, persistent transient
alopecia areata or long-standing alopecia totalis/universalis and with controls (persons
unaffected and not related to alopecia patients). Information from these patients will be
used to search the human genome for disease-associated loci and/or genes. Researchers
interested in doing pathophysiology or treatment studies of this disease will also be able to
contact patients having the appropriate form of the disease for the studies in question.

Patients who have been diagnosed with alopecia areata by a dermatologist will be eligible for
the registry. Patients will fill out an information form online (
Patients who have a family history or specific types of alopecia will be invited to
participate in a more detailed questionnaire and physical exam and have blood samples drawn.

Inclusion Criteria

- Diagnosed with alopecia areata by a dermatologist

- United States resident

Accepts Health Volunteers: Non blood-related individuals who are unaffected with alopecia
areata and do not live in the same household with alopecia areata patient.
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