Alopecia Areata

In this article, we will discuss Alopecia Areata. So, let’s get started.

Alopecia Areata

It is a type of hair loss that occurs when the immune system mistakenly attacks hair follicles (immune-mediated reaction or autoimmunity). The damage is usually not permanent and the characteristics of the condition are:

  • The lesions are well-defined, single or multiple, round or oval areas of complete hair loss.
  • Asymptomatic, non-inflammatory, and non-scarring lesions.

Common sites

  • Scalp
  • Eyebrows
  • Beard region
  • Any hair bearing region

Other types

  • Alopecia Totalis – Whole scalp
  • Alopecia Universalis – Scalp and body