alopecia areata

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alopecia areata

[‚a·lə′pē·shə ‚a·rē′ad·ə]
(medicine)
A type of alopecia that is characterized as an autoimmune disorder and usually presents with one or many oval, slightly erythematous, asymptomatic patches of hair loss.
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Bald Spot must ensure that the beads in the bag are able to cover all the critical areas around the legs, back, shoulders and neck, in order to meet published IRL safety standards.
It frequently begins with one or more round bald spots on the scalp or in the eyebrows.
Without proper care, the dreaded summer bald spot or overall hair dry-out can begin to take shape, quickly putting a damper on summer fun.
THE Chancellor has managed to cut his own personal deficit, reducing a bald spot since his last Budget.
So, perhaps it is not as shocking as some commentators claim that Lino Carbosiero, who has successfully kept the bald spot on the back of the prime ministers head almost permanently hidden was given this prestigious title in the "New years honours list.
Mark had the absurd desire to comfort him, to pull the spindly man down onto his bloody lap, to stroke the few greasy hairs back across his bald spot.
I have a bald spot [from her fight with Lauren Goodger] and I'm using a LaserComb on it - it's a special 'brush' that stimulates hair follicles.
The only part of his head unaffected is the little bald spot on the top of it.
The media once got stirred up over a small bald spot on the top of Tony Blair's head.
Will we end up invading Finland or Canada to hide the fact that Prince William's bald spot is growing larger by the day?
Yes, the receding hairline, the bald spot and the comb-over could be consigned to the dustbin of history.