Alopecia Areata Treatment News and Symptoms Information

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.

See below for updated news and information regarding Alopecia Areata including new medical research, treatment options and advancements. 

Latest Alopecia Areata Treatment News and Research

Quality of life assessment in patients with alopecia areata and …

Dove Medical PressJan 30, 2017
Introduction: In medical terms, alopecia is considered a relatively mild dermatological condition that nevertheless is a serious condition, but it …

Atopic Dermatitis May Be a Risk Factor for Alopecia Areata, Vitiligo

Monthly Prescribing Reference (registration)Jan 24, 2017
HealthDay News — Atopic dermatitis (AD) is associated with increased risk of alopecia areata (AA) and vitiligo, according to research …

Drug restores hair growth in patients with hair loss disease

Knowridge Science ReportJan 28, 2017
Seventy-five percent of patients with moderate to severe alopecia areata—an autoimmune disease that causes patchy and, less frequently, …

Why does alopecia happen?

Private Healthcare UKFeb 1, 2017
Alopecia areata causes small patches of baldness, which can affect any part of the body although they are usually spotted on the scalp.

Drug restores hair growth in patients with alopecia areata

Science DailySep 22, 2016
Alopecia areata, the second most common form of hair loss, can occur at any age and affects men and women equally. The disease usually …

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