Alopecia Areata Information
Alopecia areata is an autoimmune disease that affects the hair follicles. In many cases, this results in a person's hair falling out, usually in small, round patches. However, in some rare cases, this condition may cause complete hair loss on the head, face, and body. It affects both men and women of all ages and ethnic backgrounds.
While there is no cure for alopecia areata, doctors may prescribe certain medications to help hair grow back. Ongoing research is being done to better understand the condition and hopefully develop effective treatments.
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