Alopecia Areata

Alopecia Areata or spot baldness is the loss of hair from some or all body parts, especially from the scalp. In rare cases, it spreads to the entire epidermis (skin) or to the entire scalp. Around 20 percent of patients have a family history of this condition. Autoimmune condition is the most likely culprit behind alopecia areata.

Men, women as well as children are known to get affected by Alopecia Areata. A major event in one’s life such as pregnancy, trauma or illness can lead to hair loss in some of the patients. In case the hair loss is limited, it is possible that the hair may grow back on its own after some time.