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What is Alopecia areata?

is an acquired skin disease that can affect all hair-bearing skin and characterized by localized areas of non-scarring alopecia (hair loss)

Causes of Alopecia areata

Medication


Hormonal changes


Aging


Heredity

Alopecia Areata is occasionally associated with other autoimmune disease such as

Lupus

Diagnosis

Blood test and scalp biopsy

Signs and symptoms

Patchy widespread hair loss


Balding


Nail problems


Burning sensation or itching (in few people)

Alopecia areata tends to occur most often in adults ____ years of age...

30 to 60

Treatment

Hair transplantation


Scalp flaps


Scalp reduction

Risk factors

Family history


Age

Types of alopecia areata

Alopecia areata (patchy)


Alopecia totalis


Alopecia universalis


Diffuse alopecia areata


Ophiasis alopecia