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What sort of problem is alopecia areata?

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Dr. Morris Westfried
Dermatology
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In brief: Autoimmune hair loss

It is smooth skin in an circular pattern where the hair is suppressed below the skin surface, if occurs in the head or beard area.
It can become more extensive where all or most of the hair is missing alopecia totals and whole body alopecia universals. Localized lesions are treated with dilute kenalog (triamcinolone) injections. More extensive areas can be treated with oral simvistatin.

In brief: Autoimmune hair loss

It is smooth skin in an circular pattern where the hair is suppressed below the skin surface, if occurs in the head or beard area.
It can become more extensive where all or most of the hair is missing alopecia totals and whole body alopecia universals. Localized lesions are treated with dilute kenalog (triamcinolone) injections. More extensive areas can be treated with oral simvistatin.
Dr. Morris Westfried
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Holly Barth
General Practice
2 doctors agree

In brief: Patchy hair loss

Alopecia areata is patchy hair loss.

In brief: Patchy hair loss

Alopecia areata is patchy hair loss.
Holly Barth
Holly Barth
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