What is Alopecia areata- know from a Expert Dermatologist

Written By Dr Nitin, MD Skin

Last updated: 26/11/15
“Doctor, what is alopecia areata?” Alopecia areata is the common cause of localized bald patches on the scalp in all age groups. Today, we have renowned dermatologist Dr Nitin, MD Skin to tell us more about 'what is Alopecia areata'. He is the founder of Dermacosm, which is a dermatologic clinic dedicated to providing clinical dermatology, paediatric dermatology, cosmetology and dermato-surgery services. Over to Dr Nitin!

What is alopecia areata?

Alopecia means loss of hair or baldness. There are many varying causes and types of alopecia. Alopecia areata is a non-scarring type of hair loss that typically causes patches of baldness. In 90% cases, the scalp is the involved site.

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What causes alopecia areata?

Alopecia areata is an auto-immune disease. It happens when your immune system mistakenly attacks...