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i don't fully understand alopecia areata, can you explain it to me?

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Dr. R Condon Hughes
40 years experience Dermatopathology
Autoimmune disease: Alopecia areata is an autoimmune condition where the body mounts an inflammatory reaction against hair follicles, causin spotty baldness.
Answered on Mar 28, 2014

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