Were you looking for information about Alopecia Areata? Alopecia areta is a common misspelling of alopecia areata.
Alopecia areata is a disease that affects the hair follicles and usually causes hair to fall out in small, round patches about the size of a quarter. In the United States, it is estimated that four million people are affected by the condition. Alopecia areata affects both men and women of all ages and ethnic backgrounds, and it usually begins in childhood.
Treatment typically involves medications applied directly to the skin, oral medications, and photochemotherapy. However, these drugs will not cure the underlying condition -- they just manage symptoms.
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