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What is the correlation between allergies and alopecia areata?

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Dr. Morris Westfried
Dermatology
6 doctors agree

In brief: Autoimmune response

It is an autoimmune response against the hair that stops to from growing.
Similar but not identical changes can occur in the skin, lungs, eye. There is no specific allergen in alopecia aerate.

In brief: Autoimmune response

It is an autoimmune response against the hair that stops to from growing.
Similar but not identical changes can occur in the skin, lungs, eye. There is no specific allergen in alopecia aerate.
Dr. Morris Westfried
Dr. Morris Westfried
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Dr. Jack Mutnick
Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology
2 doctors agree

In brief: Correlation

Alopecia areata is thought to be an autoimmune condition.
Allergies are usually not autoimmune but are rather triggered by an allergen or an irritant.

In brief: Correlation

Alopecia areata is thought to be an autoimmune condition.
Allergies are usually not autoimmune but are rather triggered by an allergen or an irritant.
Dr. Jack Mutnick
Dr. Jack Mutnick
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