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Alopecia

Alopecia: Introduction

Alopecia: Various types of hair loss or balding. More detailed information about the symptoms, causes, and treatments of Alopecia is available below.

Symptoms of Alopecia

Wrongly Diagnosed with Alopecia?

Alopecia: Related Patient Stories

Alopecia: Deaths

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Types of Alopecia

Alopecia: Complications

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Causes of Alopecia

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Disease Topics Related To Alopecia

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Misdiagnosis and Alopecia

Rare form of hair loss often misdiagnosed: a rare form of extreme hair loss called "Atrichia with papular lesions" (APL) is often misdiagnosed as alopecia totalis. Researchers estimate that about 1...read more »

Hair and scalp disorders misdiagnosed in African Americans: A higher than average percentage of misdiagnoses of hair or scalp disorders seem to occur in African Americans. Some of the overlooked hair/scalp conditions include ...read more »

Alopecia: Animations

 

Research about Alopecia

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Clinical Trials for Alopecia

The US based website ClinicalTrials.gov lists information on both federally and privately supported clinical trials using human volunteers.

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Statistics for Alopecia

Alopecia: Broader Related Topics

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Definitions of Alopecia:

Baldness; absence of hair from skin areas where it is normally present. - (Source - Diseases Database)

Loss of hair (especially on the head) or loss of wool or feathers; in humans it can result from heredity or hormonal imbalance or certain diseases or drugs and treatments (chemotherapy for cancer) - (Source - WordNet 2.1)

 

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