Alopecia Areata Registry and Immunogenetic Mechanisms
The goals of this study are to understand the genetic control of autoimmunity in alopecia areata (AA), to better understand the complex biology of the cycling hair follicle, and to use this knowledge to devise safe and effective treatments for this common disease.
|Study Design:||Observational Model: Case Control
Time Perspective: Retrospective
|Official Title:||Alopecia Areata Registry and Immunogenetic Mechanisms|
- collect patient epidemiology data [ Time Frame: 3 years ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]collect patient epidemiology data as well as to provide samples that can be used for understanding the pathogenesis of AA, especially related to its genetic basis as a complex trait.
Biospecimen Retention: Samples With DNA
|Study Start Date:||September 2001|
|Estimated Study Completion Date:||December 2014|
|Estimated Primary Completion Date:||December 2013 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)|
The purpose of this registry is to collect patient epidemiology data as well as to provide samples that can be used for understanding the pathogenesis of AA, especially related to its genetic basis as a complex trait. There are three ways one can assess which genes are important: association studies in unrelated individuals, identify by descent in sib-pairs, and linkage or transmission by descent in multiplex families.
|Contact: Maria Hordinsky, MDfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|United States, Minnesota|
|University of Minnesota||Recruiting|
|Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States, 55455|
|Contact: Maria Hordinsky, MD 612-625-1493 email@example.com|
|Principal Investigator: Maria Hordinsky, MD|
|Principal Investigator:||Maria Hordinsky, MD||University of Minnesota - Clinical and Translational Science Institute|