VIDEO: Genetic Underpinnings of Alopecia Areata


The below video shared by the National Institute of Health gives a brief introduction to Alopecia Areata, the autoimmune disease in which the immune system mistakenly attacks hair follicles leading to hair loss.  As the video mentions, the National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases (NIAMS) supported the establishment of a national registry in which five academic research centers compiled information on those with Alopecia Areata and their families as one of many tools now being used to further research the causes and genetic underpinnings of the disease. Ongoing investigation has been and continues to be an important factor in understanding the causes of hair loss and expanding our potential for hair restoration solutions.