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Alopecia universalis

Alopecia universalis: Introduction

Alopecia universalis: A condition where there is a total loss of all body hair. More detailed information about the symptoms, causes, and treatments of Alopecia universalis is available below.

Symptoms of Alopecia universalis

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Alopecia universalis: Deaths

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Alopecia universalis: Complications

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Causes of Alopecia universalis

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Disease Topics Related To Alopecia universalis

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Misdiagnosis and Alopecia universalis

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 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 more »

Evidence Based Medicine Research for Alopecia universalis

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Definitions of Alopecia universalis:

Alopecia universalis is listed as a "rare disease" by the Office of Rare Diseases (ORD) of the National Institutes of Health (NIH). This means that Alopecia universalis, or a subtype of Alopecia universalis, affects less than 200,000 people in the US population.
Source - National Institutes of Health (NIH)

Ophanet, a consortium of European partners, currently defines a condition rare when it affects 1 person per 2,000. They list Alopecia universalis as a "rare disease".
Source - Orphanet


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