Were you looking for information about Alopecia Areata? Alapecia areata is a common misspelling of alopecia areata.
Alopecia areata, a type of autoimmune disease, is a condition that affects the hair follicles and usually results in hair loss. In most cases, the hair falls out in small, round patches, although the disease can also result in total hair loss. While it is not known what causes alopecia areata, it is believed that genetics is a main contributor. There is no known cure, but treatment options can include medications that help the hair grow back.
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