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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Alopecia areata is driven by cytotoxic T lymphocytes and is reversed by JAK inhibition.
In the controls 4 (8%) had acne vulgaris, 3 (6%) acanthosis nigricans and 1 (2%) had alopecia areata.
A detailed history was taken regarding recent and past stress, illness, medications used (oral, topical or intralesional)for alopecia areata and any other disease.
I can say the number of patients suffering from Alopecia Areata is increasing and there are different diagnoses depending on the medical and family history of the patient.
Alopecia areata was present in 90 (90%) patients, alopecia totalis in 5 (5%), and alopecia universalis in 5 (5%) patients.
Alopecia areata is a type of hair loss, involving patches of baldness that may come and go.
NO TREATMENT Alopecia areata is another type of hair loss, involving patches of baldness that may come and go.
Part of Bald Logo's profits benefit kids with alopecia areata, a disease that causes hair loss.
Alopecia areata is a non-scarring autoimmune, inflammatory hair loss affecting the scalp and/or body.
Alopecia areata (AA) is a common genetically determined, complex autoimmune condition characterized by the rapid onset of hair loss in a sharply defined area.
Some unusual patterns of hair loss include round smooth patches of baldness called alopecia areata, ring worm or bacterial infections of scalp.
A/IT'S UNCLEAR; there are no validated effective treatments for alopecia areata (AA).