Alopecia

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What is Alopecia?

Alopecia refers to hair loss in areas of skin that normally have hair. There are two forms of alopecia: scarring and non-scarring.


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What It Is
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Alopecia Causes
Causes
What causes Alopecia? Learn what the medical community has uncovered.
Alopecia Risk Factors
Risk Factors
Are you at risk of getting Alopecia? Inside you'll find known risk factors for the condition.
Alopecia Diagnosis
Diagnosis
How will your doctor diagnose you with this condition? Learn about the tests, process, and more.
Alopecia Symptoms
Symptoms
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Alopecia Complications
Complications
Can this condition lead to other health problems? Learn more about the known complications.

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Screening for Alopecia
Screening
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Alopecia Medications
Medications
What medications offer relief or help with this condition? Are there side effects? Risks? Learn more.
Alopecia Prevention
Prevention
How can you prevent Alopecia? Read what the medical community suggests for prevention methods.
Alopecia Treatment
Treatment
Can this condition be treated? What Alopecia treatment options are available?
Alopecia Care
Care
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