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(Natural News) Alopecia is an autoimmune disease in which the immune system mistakenly attacks hair follicles, causing bald patches and massive hair loss. The condition usually develops during childhood or a person’s teenage years, but in some cases, people develop it in their 30s. While it is not lethal, there is no known cure for alopecia. The only consolation for...
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CONCLUSIONS: As the present study was the first investigation on the coagulation status in patients with AA, elevated D-dimer levels in alopecia areata may suggest a deficient coagulation in these patients that may contribute to an increase in the risk of thrombosis. Further studies are needed to evaluate this hypothesis using a larger sample size. PMID: 33034439 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Giornale Italiano di Dermatologia e Venereologia - Category: Dermatology Tags: G Ital Dermatol Venereol Source Type: research
Authors: Zaremehrjardi F, Baniadam L, Seif F, Arshi S, Bemanian MH, Shokri S, Rezaeifar A, Fallahpour M, Nabavi M Abstract Increased susceptibility to autoimmunity, malignancy, and allergy in addition to recurrent infections are the main characteristics suggesting for the primary immunodeficiency diseases (PID). CTLA-4 is predominantly expressed on activated and regulatory T-cells, which can bind to CD80/CD86 molecules on antigen-presenting cells as a negative regulator. Here, we describe a 24-year-old male born from consanguineous parents with heterozygous CTLA-4 mutation who presented with multiple autoimmune dis...
Source: Iranian Journal of Immunology - Category: Allergy & Immunology Tags: Iran J Immunol Source Type: research
Conclusion: None of the currently employed therapies for AA are reliably effective nor are they approved for the disease. In this setting, Janus kinase inhibitors emerge as a promising novel treatment, as increasing evidence supports their effectiveness in AA.Skin Appendage Disord
Source: Skin Appendage Disorders - Category: Dermatology Source Type: research
Systemic Lupus Erythematosus (SLE) is a chronic inflammatory autoimmune disease in which type I interferons (IFN) play a key role. The IFN response can be triggered when oxidized DNA engages the cytosolic DNA sensing platform cGAS-STING, but the repair mechanisms that modulate this process and govern disease progression are unclear. To gain insight into this biology, we interrogated the role of oxyguanine glycosylase 1 (OGG1), which repairs oxidized guanine 8-Oxo-2′-deoxyguanosine (8-OH-dG), in the pristane-induced mouse model of SLE. Ogg1−/− mice showed increased influx of Ly6Chi monocytes into the perit...
Source: Frontiers in Immunology - Category: Allergy & Immunology Source Type: research
Abstract BACKGROUND: Alopecia areata is a common non-scarring hair loss disorder. It has been generally recognised as a loss of immune privilege leading to an autoimmune attack upon anagen hair follicles. Survivin is one of the apoptosis inhibitor proteins, responsible for apoptosis suppression and cell cycle regulation. Survivin expression has been demonstrated in the matrix and outer root sheath keratinocytes of anagen hair follicles. Survivin overexpression was shown in several autoimmune diseases, and it was postulated that it contributes to the survival of self-reactive T and B cells. P53 is a tumour suppress...
Source: The Australasian Journal of Dermatology - Category: Dermatology Authors: Tags: Australas J Dermatol Source Type: research
Daniele Tiemi Abe, Letícia Mari Tashima, Flavia Machado Alves Basilio, Fabiane Mulinari-BrennerInternational Journal of Trichology 2020 12(4):188-190 Alopecia areata (AA) is a chronic and autoimmune disease frequently characterized by a challenge management between dermatologists. At present, JAK-inhibitors have demonstrated encouraging results in AA treatment. Therefore, this study reports a case of alopecia universalis in a patient with rheumatoid arthritis (RA), whose methotrexate therapy shown unsatisfactory response in RA control. After the introduction of 10 mg (oral route) per day of tofacitinib, a JAK-inhib...
Source: International Journal of Trichology - Category: Dermatology Authors: Source Type: research
Conclusion: The coexistence of SS with MG is quite rare. The onset of MG may occur before or after the diagnosis of SS. Co-morbidity with MG does not seem to adversely affect the course of SS. Thus, controlling the progress of MG is the critical aspect of treatment.
Source: Frontiers in Neurology - Category: Neurology Source Type: research
Autoimmune thyroid disease (ATD) is the most frequent cause of acquired thyroid dysfunction, most commonly presenting either as Hashimoto's thyroiditis or Graves' Disease. Hashimoto's thyroiditis is characterized by the presence of thyroid-specific autoantibodies, more commonly anti-thyroperoxidase antibodies in the serum and the typical inhomogeneous echostructure of the thyroid on a thyroid ultrasound examination. Hashimoto's thyroiditis can for a long time be accompanied by normal thyroid function and hypothyroidism can only progressively be established. Graves' disease is much less frequent in childhood and adolescence...
Source: Frontiers in Endocrinology - Category: Endocrinology Source Type: research
Conclusions Individuals with homozygosity of rs231775 CTLA4 variant represented AA disease risk and increased severity than their counterparts. Abbreviations AA: Alopecia areata; CTLA4: Cytotoxic T-lymphocyte Associated Protein 4; SNP: Single nucleotide polymorphism; LADA: Latent autoimmune diabetes in adults; SLE: Systemic lupus erythematosus; SCU: Suez Canal University; SALT: Severity of Alopecia Tool; DNA: Deoxyribonucleic acid; RT-PCR: Real-time polymerase chain reaction, HWE: Hardy-Weinberg equation; RA: rheumatoid arthritis. PMID: 32731768 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Immunological Investigations - Category: Allergy & Immunology Tags: Immunol Invest Source Type: research
CONCLUSIONS: None of the established therapeutic options are curative. However, newer treatment modalities including excimer laser, interleukin-31 antibodies and biologics are evolving so that there may be significant advances in treatment in the near future. AA can be psychosocially devastating. It is important to assess the quality of life, degree of anxiety, social phobia and mood of the patients and their families. Psychological support is imperative for those who are adversely affected psychosocially. PMID: 32723274 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Recent Patents on Inflammation and Allergy Drug Discovery - Category: Allergy & Immunology Tags: Recent Pat Inflamm Allergy Drug Discov Source Type: research
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