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Alopecia Areata

  • Luciano J. IorizzoIIIEmail author
  • Mary Gail Mercurio
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Abstract

Alopecia areata is a disease characterized by nonscarring alopecia, generally in circular patterns on the scalp. The disease appears to be caused by autoimmune attack on hair follicles mediated by T cells. Here, we present two cases of alopecia areata, one that responded quite well to treatment and another that was quite refractory.

Keywords

Alopecia areata Alopecia totalis Alopecia universalis Exclamation point hairs 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of DermatologyUniversity of RochesterRochesterUSA

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