Symptoms, remedies, treatments and care for Alopecia Areata
Alopecia areata is an autoimmune skin disease, causing clumps of hair to fall out, resulting in totally smooth, round hairless patches on the scalp or other areas of the body. It is a type of hair loss that occurs when the patient’s immune system mistakenly attacks hair follicles, which is where hair growth begins.
People of all ages, both sexes and all ethnic groups can develop alopecia areata. Hair follicles being attacked remain alive, so hair loss caused by alopecia areata is usually temporary, which may grow back in a few months.
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