Alopecia Areata

Written by Liza Hartung
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Alopecia areata is a disease related to balding that not many people are familiar with. Unless you come across someone who has this disease or you yourself are infected, you are likely to never hear of this. However, this disease infects approximately four million Americans. It is seen in women, men, all races and all ages. In fact, it is likely to start in childhood.

What Is Alopecia Areata?

This is a disease of the immune system. It is when the immune system (that is supposed to attack foreign substances like bacteria and viruses)mistakenly attacks hair follicles. The hair follicles are attacked by white blood cells. This causes the hair follicles to reduce in size and eventually stop producing hair. However, the stem cells are not dead, so there is the possibility that hair can re-grow.

When alopecia areata infects someone, the hair tends to fall out in small, round patches about the size of a quarter. In most cases, you can expect that the hair loss will not extend past a few of these patches. However, there are some cases that can affect the entire head. Going further, a very small number of cases result in total body hair loss. This is extremely rare.

Alopecia areata is not necessarily inherited. One in every five people who has this disease will also have an infected family member. For those who were wondering, it is possible that any hair loss from this disease will reverse and start to grow again. Some people have hair loss and then experience a re-growth never to have hair loss again. Every situation is different.

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