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Alopecia is a condition in which hairs are lost from some or all areas of the body. In fact, alopecia areata is also known as spot baldness for this reason. Most commonly, patients have bald spots on their scalps about the size of a coin. Alopecia is the loss or the absence of hair. Alopecia areata is an autoimmune disease, which can also involve hair all over the body. In simple terms, the immune system, for unknown reasons, attacks the hair root and causes hair loss.
Types of alopecia areata:
- Localized Alopecia areata: This is the most common type. This form of alopecia usually presents with round, smooth patches of various sizes of hair loss. The duration of alopecia areata is variable. It may resolve spontaneously within weeks or be recurrent over a lifetime. It may go away on its own or may last for many years. It can involve any hair-bearing site, including eyebrows, eyelashes and beards.
- Alopecia totalis: Loss of all hair on the scalp.
- Alopecia Universalis: Loss of all scalp and body hair.
There are few symptoms associated with alopecia areata. Occasionally nail changes may occur, associated symptoms, one being alopecia of the nails. The surface of the nails may appear dull and rough, nails may have tiny dents, may have ridges or small dents referred to as nail pitting. This does not typically cause any discomfort. Alopecia areata affects approximately 1- 2 percent of the population. This common skin disease is highly unpredictable.
What happens in alopecia areata?
Alopecia areata usually begins when clumps of hair fall out, resulting in totally smooth, round hairless patches on the scalp or other areas of the body. In some cases the hair may become thinner without noticeable patches of baldness, or it may grow and break off, leaving short stubs (called “exclamation point” hair). In rare cases, complete loss of scalp hair and body hair occurs. The hair loss often comes and goes—hair will grow back over several months in one area but will fall out in another area.
When alopecia areata results in patches of hair loss, the hair usually grows back in a few months. Although the new hair is usually the same colour and texture as the rest of the hair, it sometimes is fine and white.
About 10% of people with this condition may never regrow hair. You are more likely to have permanent hair loss if you:
- Have a family history of the condition.
- Have the condition at a young age (before puberty) or for longer than 1 year.
- Have another autoimmune disease.
- Are prone to allergies (atopy).
- Have extensive hair loss.
- Have abnormal colour, shape, texture, or thickness of the fingernails or toenails.
Because hair is an important part of appearance, hair loss can result in feeling unattractive.
In some people with alopecia areata, the fingernails and toenails become pitted—they look as if a pin had made many tiny dents in them. They may also look like sandpaper.
Alopecia areata cannot be “cured” but it can be treated. Most people who have one episode will have more episodes of hair loss.
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