University of Melbourne/St Vincent’s Hospital

University of Melbourne/St Vincent’s Hospital

Posted Oct. 30, 2006

From Professor Rod Sinclair:

“One theory on the cause of alopecia areata is that it is due to a collapse of hair follicle immune privilege. Normal hair follicles rely on their immune privilege to grow. Dr Hope Dinh is currently undertaking a Doctor of Medicine thesis at the University investigating the role of hair follicle immune privilege in hair growth. We are seeking volunteers who are prepared to have a scalp biopsy. Ideally, we would like people with patches of alopecia areata rather than total hair loss”.

If you are interested in participating, please contact Dr Hope Dinh at 0402 944 588 or by email at [email protected][email protected]

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