Alopecia Areata: Introduction
Alopecia areata is a hair disorder typified by patching hair loss
or patchy bald areas.
It may be autoimmune, but seems to have many possible triggers
or risk factors including stress.
Alopecia areata may often resolve itself, with hair regrowth occuring
in the bald regions.
Less commonly, it may either worsen, or progress to alopecia totalis. ...more »
Symptoms of Alopecia Areata
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Causes of Alopecia Areata
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Misdiagnosis and Alopecia Areata
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from the skin disorder called psoriasis can often go undiagnosed.
The main problem is that psoriasis is rare in children, and not often
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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.
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Definitions of Alopecia Areata:
A microscopically inflammatory, usually reversible, patchy hair loss occurring in sharply defined areas and usually involving the beard or scalp. (Dorland, 27th ed)
- (Source - Diseases Database)
- (Source - WordNet 2.1)
Alopecia Areata is listed as a "rare disease" by the Office of
Rare Diseases (ORD) of the National Institutes of Health
(NIH). This means that Alopecia Areata, or a subtype of Alopecia Areata,
affects less than 200,000 people in the US population.
Source - National Institutes of Health (NIH)
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