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Info on Alopecia Areata

A disease that tends to run in families, alopecia areata is a condition that affects the hair follicles and usually results in hair loss. In most cases, the hair falls out in small, round patches, although the disease can also result in total hair loss.
 
Alopecia areata is an incurable disorder, but there are medications that can help make hair grow, at least temporarily. In addition, researchers are analyzing information on a number of topics related to alopecia, such as:
 
  • Genes
  • Hair follicle development
  • The immune system
  • Better ways to get drugs directly to the hair follicles.
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(Click Alopecia Areata for more information on this autoimmune disease, such as possible causes, practical ways to cope, alternative treatments, and more.)
 

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