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Alopecia Areata Presentation

Alopecia Areata Presentation

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What is it, the cause, treatment of alopecia areata? Different types of hair loss.
What is it, the cause, treatment of alopecia areata? Different types of hair loss.

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Alopecia Areata
By Frances Chang
 
 
What is alopecia areata?
alopecia-medical term for baldness
autoimmune disorder-immune systemmistakenly attack hair follicles
most common in people under 20, canaffect children and adults of any age
usually affect the scalp, can also affectother parts of the body
 
 
What cause alopecia areata?
abnormality in the immune system
for unknown reason, body treats hair follicles as foreign tissue and stops itsgrowth
associated with other autoimmuneconditions such as allergic disorders,thyroid disease, lupus, and vitiligo
chance is higher if family member has it

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