Alopecia Aearata – general outline, symptoms, causes, treatments
Alopecia Areata is a fairly common form of hair loss. This particular type of alopecia is usually associated with complete baldness, however that’s only the case in a very small number of sufferers. The condition is usually identified by small, rapidly forming patches of hair loss. Natural regrowth of new hair often takes place in these areas and the visible bald spots disappear in a few months. Unfortunately for many people the patches stay and also increase in size. Only a very small percentage of Alopecia Areata sufferers experience total baldness which might develop on the whole body.
Alopecia Universalis relates to total body hair loss and Alopecia Totalis stands for complete loss of hair on the scalp. Both conditions are very difficult to treat.