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  • Allergic Contact Dermatitis
    Allergic contact dermatitis is a type of skin inflammation caused by contact with an allergen. This eMedTV segment takes a look at the symptoms and treatment of this condition, and also lists several substances that are likely to cause it.
  • Allopecia Areata
    As an autoimmune disease, alopecia areata affects hair follicles on the body, resulting in hair loss. This eMedTV page takes a look at treatment options and offers a link to more information. Allopecia areata is a common misspelling of alopecia areata.
  • Alopecea Areata
    Alopecia areata is an autoimmune disease that causes hair loss. This eMedTV segment further describes alopecia areata and its symptoms, causes, and treatment options. Alopecea areata is a common misspelling of alopecia areata.
  • Alopecia Aerata
    Alopecia areata is a disease that damages the hair follicles and causes hair loss. This eMedTV page discusses alopecia areata and its causes, treatment options, and current research. Alopecia aerata is a common misspelling of alopecia areata.
  • Alopecia Areata
    Often resulting in sporadic hair loss, alopecia areata is a disease that affects a person's hair follicles. This eMedTV resource offers an in-depth look at alopecia areata and its causes, symptoms, and treatment options.
  • Alopecia Areata and Who Gets It
    If you have noticed small patches of hair loss, you may wonder about alopecia areata and who gets it. As this eMedTV article explains, alopecia areata is a disease that affects the hair follicles and causes the hair to fall out.
  • Alopecia Areata Cause
    What is the cause of alopecia areata? As this eMedTV article explains, the answer is unclear. While scientists may not know the specific cause, they suspect that a combination of genes predisposes certain people to this disease.
  • Alopecia Areata Causes
    As this eMedTV article explains, the causes of alopecia areata may be linked to genetic or environmental factors. This Web page discusses the possible causes of this condition and explains why it is considered to be an autoimmune disease.
  • Alopecia Areata Clinical Trials
    As this eMedTV page explains, clinical trials on alopecia areata focus on finding new treatments and methods of prevention. This page explains the areas of focus in alopecia areata research, such as understanding cytokines, genes, and the immune system.
  • Alopecia Areata Cure
    At this time, there is no cure for alopecia areata. As this eMedTV Web page explains, although no true cure exists, some treatments may help hair re-grow. There are also ways to make the hair loss less prominent.
  • Alopecia Areata in Child
    As explained in this eMedTV article, alopecia areata usually begins in childhood, and the first sign of alopecia areata in a child is hair loss that occurs in small, round patches. This page offers an in-depth look at alopecia areata in children.
  • Alopecia Areata in Children
    While alopecia areata in children usually causes only a few bare patches, some children may lose more hair. This portion of the eMedTV library explores the effects of alopecia areata in children and discusses various treatment options.
  • Alopecia Areata Information
    As this eMedTV resource explains, alopecia areata often results in a person's hair falling out. More information on alopecia areata is provided in this article, as is a link to more details on this autoimmune disease.
  • Alopecia Areata Prognosis
    An alopecia areata prognosis is different for each person. As this eMedTV article explains, the hair that was lost may or may not grow back and you may or may not continue to develop new patches of hair loss.
  • Alopecia Areata Research
    As this eMedTV segment explains, a few promising areas of research on alopecia areata include mapping genes and finding improved ways to administer drugs. This article explains the latest advances in research on this condition.
  • Alopecia Areata Symptoms
    The most common alopecia areata symptoms are a few bare patches of hair loss. This eMedTV article also discusses more rare signs and symptoms, such as complete loss of hair on the head, face, or body, including eyelashes and eyebrows.
  • Alopecia Areata Therapie
    Alopecia areata therapy may include topical medicines, oral medication, and photochemotherapy. This eMedTV page lists various alopecia areata treatments that are available. Alopecia areata therapie is a common misspelling of alopecia areata therapy.
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