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Alopecia Areata

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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Alopecia Areata: Deaths

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Alopecia Areata: Complications

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Causes of Alopecia Areata

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Misdiagnosis and Alopecia Areata

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Evidence Based Medicine Research for Alopecia Areata

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Clinical Trials for Alopecia Areata

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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)

Patchy baldness - (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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