Were you looking for information about Alopecia Areata? Alopecia arrata is a common misspelling of alopecia areata.
Alopecia areata is a medical condition that affects the hair follicles and usually causes hair to fall out in small, round patches. In the United States, an estimated four million people have this condition. It affects both men and women of all ages and ethnic backgrounds, and it usually begins in childhood.
While there is no cure for alopecia areata, doctors may prescribe medications that are approved for other diseases to help hair grow back. Ongoing research is being done to better understand this condition and hopefully develop effective treatments for it.
(Click Alopecia Areata for the full eMedTV article, which contains information on who gets this autoimmune disease, what the common symptoms are, and which treatment options are most effective in treating hair loss. You can also click any of the links in the box to the right for specific information.)