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Lotfi I, Tamehrizadeh S, Javanbakht M, Ghiasi M, Ansari M. Evaluation of serum osteopontin level in patients with alopecia areata compared to healthy subjects. Journal of Dermatology and Cosmetic 2022; 13 (3) :149-154
URL: http://jdc.tums.ac.ir/article-1-5616-en.html
1- Autoimmune Bullous Diseases Research Center, Department of Dermatology, Razi Hospital, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran
2- School of Medicine, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran
3- Department of Cellular and Molecular Nutrition, School of Nutritional Sciences and Dietetics, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran
4- Autoimmune Bullous Diseases Research Center, Department of Dermatology, Razi Hospital, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran , mghiasi@tums.ac.ir
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Background and Aim: Alopecia areata is an autoimmune disease of hair follicle. Osteopontin is an early T lymphocyte activator that may play a role in some immunological diseases. The aim of this study was to evaluate the serum level of osteopontin in patients with alopecia areata and compare it with the level in normal subjects.
 

Methods: 54 patients with alopecia areata who presented to the Razi Hospital in Tehran in 2017 and 2018 were enrolled. Half of the patients had severe disease and half of them had mild disease. Also, 52 healthy subjects were selected as control group (age and sex matched). The severity of disease was determined using SALT Score. Serum osteopontin levels were measured by ELISA method.
 

Results: The results showed that serum osteopontin levels were significantly higher in patients with alopecia areata than healthy subjects. There was no significant relationship between osteopontin level and SALT score or duration of the disease.
 

Conclusion: The level of osteopontin is higher in AA patients than normal subjects but it does not correlate with the severity of disease.

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Type of Study: Research | Subject: General
Received: 2022/12/20 | Accepted: 2022/11/6 | Published: 2022/11/6

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