Alopecia Areata – Patchy Hair Loss with a Funny Name

Alopecia Areata often presents itself as a round bald patch on the scalp.

Alopecia areata is an unusual disease; it causes hair loss in patterns that can be distinct, and in patterns that can mimic almost any other pattern of alopecia (hair loss) including androgenetic alopecia (pattern hair loss).  Because of this, most patients have never heard of it and, if they have it, have trouble figuring out what it is.  (A good resource for overall … [Read more...]