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ALOPECIA AREATA

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Alopecia areata is a common form of reversible hair loss which may be patchy, total on the scalp, eyebrows or eyelashes, or universal on the body. The onset is sudden at any age and the affected scalp-skin looks normal. The hair follicles remain intact but ‘switched off’ and usually hair growth recovers spontaneously. No consistently effective treatment is available but injections of CORTICOSTEROIDS, given with a spray gun into the scalp, may be useful. The regrown hair may be white at first but pigmentation recovers later.

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