alopecia

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  • noun

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loss of hair (especially on the head) or loss of wool or feathers

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There are three kinds of alopecia - alopecia areata, which causes hair to fall out in small clumps; alopecia totalis, which causes the loss of most or all of the hair on the head, and alopecia universalis, in which all body hair, including eyebrows, eye lashes, facial and body hair, falls out
30) E1-Shanti et al found a new syndrome in 5 patients from two separate families who had laryngomalacia, XY gonadal dysgenesis, and alopecia universalis congenita.
colleagues teamed up with scientists in Pakistan to study a family whose members frequently have alopecia universalis, a rare condition that results in no scalp or body hair growth after birth.
The Food Hospital (C4, 8pm) A programme looking at the different ways that food can help treat different conditions, such as in this episode, they use food based remedies to treat a teenager with attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder and a 31-year-old woman who suffers from alopecia universalis and has almost no hair on her body.
In many instances, the bald patches can progress to a more extreme, yet rare, form of the disease, alopecia totalis which is total scalp hair loss or alopecia universalis, resulting in the total loss of all body hair.