alopecia areata


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Related to alopecia areata: alopecia totalis, alopecia universalis

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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Table 41: Alopecia Areata Therapeutics Market, Global, Diseased Population (million), 2001-2009 56
Some people with alopecia areata go on to develop a more severe form of hair loss, such as alopecia totalis (no scalp hair) Smiling through .
Some people with alopecia areata go on to develop a more severe form of hair loss such as alopecia totalis (no scalp hair) or alopecia universalis (no hair on the scalp and body).
The money made from the sale of the T-shirts goes to the National Alopecia Areata Foundation and research toward finding a cure.
CONCLUSION: We propose exploring emotions in psoriasis patients and life events over the prior year in alopecia areata patients.
Hair loss in children is usually caused by three conditions--trichotillomania, alopecia areata and tinea capitis.
You may have an autoimmune disease called Alopecia areata.
They are coming from sites like MySpace to create their own space in Alopecia World because ours is a beloved community formed around their specific needs as hair loss 'sufferers,'" said co-founder Cheryl Carvery, who has been living with alopecia areata for 17 years.
In contrast, hairs lost from alopecia areata will be approximately the same length if they regrow.
But her hair loss is the result of alopecia areata, an autoimmune disease, which affects at least 4 million Americans -- men, women and children -- whose immune systems attack hair follicles, mistaking them for foreign invaders, according to the National Institutes of Health.