alopecia areata(redirected from Alopecia areata universalis)
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alopecia areata[‚a·lə′pē·shə ‚a·rē′ad·ə]
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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