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Diseases » Non-scarring alopecia » Glossary

Glossary for Non-scarring alopecia

  • Alopecia Areata: A condition involving one or more bald patches on the head. These patches may merge and lead to complete baldness.
  • Alopecia Totalis: An autoimmune disorder where there is a total loss of all head hair i.e. complete baldness.
  • Alopecia universalis: A condition where there is a total loss of all body hair.
  • Hair conditions: Any disorder the affects the hair
  • Hair loss: Loss or thinning of head or body hair
  • Head Conditions: Conditions that affect the head
  • Pili torti: Twisted fragile hair shaft - usually a genetic condition.
  • Tinea capitis: A condition which is characterized by tinea of the scalp
  • Trichotillomania: A mental disorder where a person feels compelled to pull out their own hair.


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