HLA-DR antigens in alopecia areata
Jerry F. Mikesell, M.D.
Wilma F. Bergfeld, M.D.
William E. Braun, M.D.
A study of 13 American Caucasians with alopecia areata of the universalis or totalis pattern showed a trend of increased frequency of HLA-DR4 and HLA-DR5. The association of HLA-DR4 and HLA-DR5 with alopecia areata was independent of the pattern of alopecia, age of onset, or the patient’s origin or sex.