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Alopecia Areata

Alopecia areata is a common auto-immune cause of round patches of hair loss. Alopecia areata is non-contagious, but may be triggered by stress, viral infections, and other factors.

Alopecia areata patches can affect the scalp, the beard and the body. While many patients develop single areas of hair loss, others may get numerous ones or even complete baldness. In extreme cases, it may lead to hair loss of the eyebrows, eyelashes, and body hair. Although in most cases alopecia areata develops gradually over months from a small area that expands, some suffer a more sudden onset where they lose most of their hair acutely. This is especially common after a stressful event and may be quite alarming. Interestingly, white hairs are usually the most resistant to falling. Some patients with diffuse acute hair loss wake up to find sudden graying of their hair.

The chronic, recurrent nature of this disease makes it distressing to many affected people. Spontaneous recovery may sometimes occur. At SEP, we use steroid injections which are usually sufficient to obtain re-growth. Minoxidil spray can be combined with this for better results. Platelet rich plasma (PRP) sessions are often very effective. Biologic oral treatments are used for severe cases.