What is Alopecia Areata?
(Symptoms, Causes & Treatment)
According to the National Alopecia Areata Foundation, alopecia areata is a common autoimmune skin disease, causing hair loss on the scalp, face and sometimes on other areas of the body. The condition affects close to 7 million people in the U.S. with a lifetime risk of 2.1%.
There are two types:
- scarring alopecia: fibrosis, inflammation, and loss of hair follicles
- nonscarring alopecia: hair shafts are gone but the hair follicles are preserved, making this type of alopecia reversible
Conditions resembling alopecia areata, and having a similar cause, occur also in other species.
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