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What could be causing hair loss in my 4 year old? There are no noticeable bald spot, just clumps of hair falling out.

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Dr. Michael Fisher
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In brief: Alopecia Areata

Alopecia areata is a common autoimmune skin disease resulting in the loss of hair on the scalp and elsewhere on the body.
It usually starts with one or more small, round, smooth patches on the scalp and can progress to total scalp hair loss (alopecia totalis) or complete body hair loss (alopecia universalis).

In brief: Alopecia Areata

Alopecia areata is a common autoimmune skin disease resulting in the loss of hair on the scalp and elsewhere on the body.
It usually starts with one or more small, round, smooth patches on the scalp and can progress to total scalp hair loss (alopecia totalis) or complete body hair loss (alopecia universalis).
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