[durban] - Gene linked to hair loss in African women

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Patients with Central Centrifugal Cicatricial Alopeciawere recruited from Durban, from 2013 to 2016 and in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, from 2014 to 2017.

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Professor Ncoza Dlova, Dean of UKZN’s School of Clinical Medicine and

internationally renowned dermatologist, through her global collaborative work with a

number of scientists; has identified a new gene that is a major cause of permanent

hair loss amongst women of African descent.

They discovered the root cause of

Central Centrifugal Cicatricial Alopecia (CCCA), one of the most common causes of

scarring alopecia amongst African women.

This ground-breaking study, titled:

‘Variant PAD13 in Central Centrifugal Cicatricial Alopecia’ was published recently in

the New England Journal of Medicine, one of the highest impact journals in medical...

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