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Image Number 884 (Alopecia areata)

 
Morphology:
Hair loss diffuse

Diagnosis: Alopecia areata

Site: Other

Sex: M

Age: 39

Type: Clinical

Description: diffuse hair loss on scalp

Submitted by: Ebtisam Elghblawi

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Differential Diagnosis

History: AA causes hair loss in small, round patches that may go away on their own into bigger areas. It can last for many years. A number of people with AA may lose all scalp hair (alopecia totalis) or the entire scalp and body hair (alopecia universalis). The immune system, for unknown reasons, attacks the hair root and causes hair loss.

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