"Alopecia" means hair loss. "Areata" means occurring in patches.
Alopecia areata is the sudden loss of patches of hair without any of the obvious causes.
Alopecia areata sometimes gets better without treatment. The hair usually grows back in several months. If you have widespread hair loss, it’s less likely that your hair will regrow.
Doctors treat alopecia areata with:
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