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Racial Disparities in Alopecia Areata Prevalence May Affect Diagnosis

Key clinical point: Racial disparities in alopecia areata prevalence may affect screening and diagnosis.

Major finding: Blacks are more likely and Asians less likely than whites to have alopecia areata.

Study details: Multivariate analysis involving 11,404 participants in a national registry.

Disclosures: There was no funding source to report. One researcher has donated honoraria received from Abbvie, Amgen, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Janssen, Merck, Novartis, Pfizer, and Amgen, and is an investigator for Sanofi/Regeneron with no financial compensation. All other authors have no conflicts of interest.


Lee H et al. J Am Acad Dermatol. 2019 Jul 3. doi: 10.1016/j.jaad.2019.06.1300.