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Who usually gets get spot baldness (alopecia areata)?
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Dr. Margaret Mann
Dermatology
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In brief: Anyone
Alopecia areata is an autoimmune condition in which the immune system, for unknown reasons, attacks the hair follicle and causes hair loss.
The condition is common, nearly 2% of the us population will develop alopecia areata in their lifetime. This affects individuals of all ages, but is most common in children . See your dermatologist if you suspect you may have this condition.

In brief: Anyone
Alopecia areata is an autoimmune condition in which the immune system, for unknown reasons, attacks the hair follicle and causes hair loss.
The condition is common, nearly 2% of the us population will develop alopecia areata in their lifetime. This affects individuals of all ages, but is most common in children . See your dermatologist if you suspect you may have this condition.
Dr. Margaret Mann
Dr. Margaret Mann
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Dr. Otto Placik
Surgery - Plastics
In brief: Autoimmune
The risk of alopecia areata is increased among individuals who have or have relatives with the disease or other autoimmune linked conditions such as lupus, diabetes, or some thyroid disorders.

In brief: Autoimmune
The risk of alopecia areata is increased among individuals who have or have relatives with the disease or other autoimmune linked conditions such as lupus, diabetes, or some thyroid disorders.
Dr. Otto Placik
Dr. Otto Placik
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