Were you looking for information about Alopecia Areata? Allopecia areata is a common misspelling of alopecia areata.
Alopecia areata is a type of autoimmune disease that affects the hair follicles. As a result, this condition causes hair to fall out, usually in small, round patches. However, in some rare cases, alopecia areata may cause complete hair loss on the head, face, and body. At this time, there is no known cure for the disease. Some healthcare providers, however, may prescribe medications that are approved for other diseases to help hair grow back.
(For the complete eMedTV article on this condition, click Alopecia Areata. This article offers an in-depth look at possible causes of this autoimmune disease, other symptoms, and tips on coping with this disease. You can also click any of the links in the box to the right for specific information.)