Were you looking for information about Alopecia Areata? Alopicia aereta is a common misspelling of alopecia areata.
Alopecia areata is an autoimmune condition that affects the hair follicles, causing hair to fall out in small, round patches. This condition affects both men and women of all ages and ethnic backgrounds, and it usually begins in childhood. In the United States, approximately four million people are thought to have the disorder.
At the time, there is no cure for alopecia areata. Medications that are approved for other diseases can be used to help hair grow back. Research is currently underway to better understand this disease and develop more effective treatments for it.
(Click Alopecia Areata for the full eMedTV article, which discusses this condition in more detail. It addresses who is affected by this condition, the likelihood of hair growing back, and the methods used to treat it. You can also click any of the links in the box to the right for specific information.)