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Types of Alopecia Areata

Alopecia areata is a common disease that results in the loss of hair on the scalp and elsewhere on the body. There are three types of alopecia areata; alopecia areata, alopecia areata totalis and alopecia areata universalis.

In all forms of alopecia areata, the hair follicles remain alive and are ready to resume normal hair production whenever they receive the appropriate signal. In all cases, hair regrowth may occur even without treatment and even after many years.

Alopecia Areata

Alopecia areata, the most common variation of the autoimmune disease, presents itself as round, smooth patches of various sizes.

Patchy

       patchy scalp 

Alopecia Areata Totalis

Alopecia areata totalis presents itself as total loss of hair on the scalp

Alopecia Areata Universalis

Lapsed 2010 pic   Universalis

Alopecia areata universalis is the rarest form of alopecia areata and presents itself as the loss of hair over the entire scalp and body.

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