Children with alopecia areata (AA) are more likely to have certain autoimmune and metabolic disorders than the general pediatric population, according to results of a cross-sectional study published in the Journal of the European Academy of Dermatology and Venereology.

Although comorbidities in AA have been examined in adult populations, comorbidities that occur in pediatric AA have yet to be determined. To establish the prevalence of comorbidities in pediatric patients with AA, data from 8,310,710 patients (48.4% girls) who were ≤18 years of age from more than 360 hospitals were analyzed.

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