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What is Alopecia universalis?

What is Alopecia universalis?

  • Alopecia universalis: A condition where there is a total loss of all body hair.

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

Alopecia universalis: Introduction

Types of Alopecia universalis:

Broader types of Alopecia universalis:

How serious is Alopecia universalis?

Complications of Alopecia universalis: see complications of Alopecia universalis

What causes Alopecia universalis?

Causes of Alopecia universalis: see causes of Alopecia universalis

What are the symptoms of Alopecia universalis?

Symptoms of Alopecia universalis: see symptoms of Alopecia universalis

Complications of Alopecia universalis: see complications of Alopecia universalis

Can anyone else get Alopecia universalis?

More information: see contagiousness of Alopecia universalis
Inheritance: see inheritance of Alopecia universalis

Alopecia universalis: Testing

Misdiagnosis: see misdiagnosis and Alopecia universalis.

How is it treated?

Doctors and Medical Specialists for Alopecia universalis: Dermatologist ; see also doctors and medical specialists for Alopecia universalis.
Treatments for Alopecia universalis: see treatments for Alopecia universalis
Research for Alopecia universalis: see research for Alopecia universalis

Name and Aliases of Alopecia universalis

Main name of condition: Alopecia universalis

Other names or spellings for Alopecia universalis:

Loss of all hair on the body, Alopecia universalis congenita, ALUNC, AU, Generalized Atrichia

ALUNC, AU, Alopecia universalis congenita, Generalized Atrichia, Loss of all hair on the body
Source - Office of Rare Diseases (ORD) of the National Institutes of Health (NIH)

Alopecia universalis: Related Conditions

Research the causes of these diseases that are similar to, or related to, Alopecia universalis:


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