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Alopecia areata is an inflammatory disease of hair follicles that rapidly causes patches of hair loss on the scalp and may continue to expand to other areas of the skin.

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What is alopecia areata?

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Alopecia areata is an inflammatory disease of hair follicles that rapidly causes patches of hair loss on the scalp and may continue to expand to other areas of the skin. Alopecia areata is conside...

Causes of hair loss in men

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The cause of male pattern baldness is not completely understood, but some factors include genetics, testosterone, and environmental factors. The medical term androgenic alopecia refers to the fact...

Alopecia areata symptoms

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Alopecia areata is patchy hair loss caused by an attack of the body’s immune system that tends to recover completely in most patients. Hair loss is typically a single well-defined patch that...

Alopecia areata causes

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Alopecia areata is considered to be an autoimmune disorder that attacks hair follicles and causes smooth, round patches of baldness. The cause of Alopecia areata is still uncertain, but genetic fa...

Alopecia areata treatments

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Alopecia areata can spontaneously come and go naturally. Hair regrowth occurs in 80% of patients. For patients seeking treament, the therapy options for alopecia areata include steroid injections...

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Hair growth treatments for alopecia areata

There is no known cure for alopecia areata. However, some patients have found that treatments for other conditions has helped their hair to grow back, if not only temporarily.

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