Alopecia areata following COVID-19 vaccination: vaccine-induced autoimmunity?

Dear Editor, We report a case of an 80-year-old man who came to our attention for a rapidly progressive loss of facial hair 7 days after the administration of the first dose of the BNT162b2 vaccine, an mRNA vaccine against SARS-CoV-2. He had no personal or family history of alopecia or autoimmunity. Before the vaccination, a …

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Eczema is a shared risk factor for anxiety and depression: A meta-analysis and systematic review

Globally, anxiety and depression are the most common psychiatric disorders that add large burdens to individuals and society; however, the mechanisms underlying these disorders are unclear. Several studies have found that eczema is a shared risk factor for both these conditions. We identified and evaluated eligible observational studies from EMBASE and PubMed. In total, 20 …

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Two Phase 3 Trials of Baricitinib for Alopecia Areata

BACKGROUNDAlopecia areata is an autoimmune condition characterized by rapid hair loss in the scalp, eyebrows, and eyelashes, for which treatments are limited. Baricitinib, an oral, selective, reversible inhibitor of Janus kinases 1 and 2, may interrupt cytokine signaling implicated in the pathogenesis of alopecia areata. METHODSWe conducted two randomized, placebo-controlled, phase 3 trials (BRAVE-AA1 and …

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New-onset of vitiligo in a child following COVID-19 vaccination

Since January 2020, the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic has been a global health emergency. Vaccination is a critical measure for containing the spread of COVID-19. At the end of 2020, several vaccines became available. Multiple adverse events (AEs) have been reported with all the available COVID-19 vaccines. This report describes a case of vitiligo in a …

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Association of Cardiac Biomarkers with Cardiovascular Outcomes in Patients with Psoriatic Arthritis and Psoriasis: A Longitudinal Cohort Study

In patients with psoriatic disease (PsD), we determined whether cardiac troponin I (cTnI) and N-terminal pro-brain-type natriuretic peptide (NT-proBNP) were associated with carotid plaque burden and the development of cardiovascular (CV) events independent of the Framingham Risk Score (FRS). MethodsAmong 1,000 patients with PsD, carotid total plaque area (TPA) was measured in 358 participants at …

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