Alopecia Areata

Alopecia areata  is a medical condition in which hair is lost from some or all areas of the body, usually from the scalp.  Because it causes bald spots on the scalp, especially in the first stages, it is sometimes called spot baldness. In 1–2% of cases, the condition can spread to the entire scalp (Alopecia totalis) or to the entire epidermis (Alopecia universalis).

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