Milène Kennedy Crispin 1 , Justin M Ko 1 , Brittany G Craiglow 2 , Shufeng Li 1 , Gautam Shankar 1 , Jennifer R Urban 3 , James C Chen 4 , Jane E Cerise 5 , Ali Jabbari 5 , Mårten C G Winge 1 , M Peter Marinkovich 1 , Angela M Christiano 6 , Anthony E Oro 1 , Brett A King 5
Sep 22 2016
Alopecia areata (AA) is an autoimmune disease characterized by hair loss mediated by CD8(+) T cells. There are no reliably effective therapies for AA. Based on recent developments in the understanding of the pathomechanism of AA, JAK inhibitors appear to be a therapeutic option; however, their efficacy for the treatment of AA has not been systematically examined.