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Alopecia universalis



Alopecia universalis Causes


Alopecia universalis may occur at any age in both men and women. It is believed to be an autoimmune disorder, wherein the white blood cells attack the fast-growing cells in the hair follicles responsible for making hair. These affected cells become smaller and dramatically slow down hair production. Fortunately, the follicles will still receive new cells, so the potential for re-growth is there.


Alopecia universalis Definition


Alopecia Universalis, also known as “Alopecia areata universalis” is a condition that involves rapid loss of all hair, including eyelashes and eyebrows. Alopecia universalis is the most serious type of alopecia areata, affecting only 1 person in 100,000.


Alopecia universalis Treatment


There is no standard treatment for alopecia universalis. However, various treatments have been explored, including corticosteroids, Minoxodil, Anthralin, Sulfasalazine, Topical Sensitisers, Oral Cyclosporine and Photochemotherapy.


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