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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Dithranol can be used in different type of alopecia areata as contact irritant.
Genome-wide association study in alopecia areata implicates both innate and adaptive immunity.
The following combinations of MAS with skin manifestations have been so far reported in literature5-7: [i] alopecia universalis, pemphigus vulgaris and insulin-dependent diabetes mellitus; [ii] pemphigus along with autoimmune thrombocytopenia, hemolytic anemia and hepatitis as a part of type II MAS6; [iii] psoriasis, primary biliary cirrhosis and SLE/scleroderma/Sjogren's syndrome overlap; [iv] vitiligo, bullous pemphigoid and rheumatoid arthritis8; [v] bullous pemphigoid, primary biliary cirrhosis and vitiligo; [vi] vitiligo, alopecia areata and ulcerative colitis.
In addition, inpatients with alopecia areata had a greater frequency of mental health disorders (32.8% vs.
ALOPECIA AREATA is a challenging condition on many levels, particularly more severe forms such as alopecia totalis or universalis.
"Carboxytherapy seems to be a promising therapeutic option for patchy alopecia areata and could be helpful as an adjuvant therapy of androgenetic alopecia but more than six sessions are required and adjuvants are recommended for maintenance of the results," the authors write.
However, it can be associated with other diseases in rare cases, and previous studies have observed a possible relation between salmon patch in the nape of the neck and the chronic form or more extensive forms of alopecia areata (2-5).
Alopecia areata mostly affects teenagers and young adults.
Illness, stress dieting can With alopecia areata, there are no completely effective treatments and many people use the 'watch and wait' technique.
A Filipino singer-songwriter battling alopecia areata, a hair disease, had the chance to meet Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg as part of the social networking site's 12th anniversary.