Serum Interleukin-4 and Total Immunoglobulin E in Nonatopic Alopecia Areata Patients and HLA-DRB1 Typing

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Attia, Enas A. S.; El Shennawy, Dina; Sefin, Ashraf;
  • Publisher: Hindawi Publishing Corporation
  • Journal: Dermatology Research and Practice,volume 2,010 (issn: 1687-6105, eissn: 1687-6113)
  • Related identifiers: pmc: PMC2910459, doi: 10.1155/2010/503587
  • Subject: Clinical Study
    mesheuropmc: skin and connective tissue diseases | immune system diseases | musculoskeletal diseases

Background. Interleukin-4 (IL-4), a Th2 cytokine, can stimulate immunoglobulin E (IgE) transcription. No previous studies evaluated the genetic mechanisms in nonatopic AA patients with elevated serum IgE. Objective. To compare serum IL-4 and total IgE levels between Egy... View more
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