Alopecia Areata ("baldness in spots") is a form of hair loss from areas of the body, usually from the scalp. Because it causes bald spots on the head especially in the first stages, it is also called “spot baldness”. Hair loss can extend to eyebrows, eyelashes, facial and nasal hair and create more bald spots elsewhere in the body. Alopecia areata monolocularis describes baldness in only one spot, alopecia areata multilocularis refers to multiple areas of hair loss. If the patient loses all the ...
Belongs to the family of drugs called steroids and is used to treat several types of cancer and other disorders. Prednisone also inhibits the body's immune response.
Alopecia Areata as related to Prednisone
- Treating Alopecia Areata With Prednisone | eHow
Prednisone can be a very effective treatment in suppressing the hair loss associated with alopecia areata. It is a corticosteroid, and is taken orally in pill form.
- Alopecia areata | BabyCenter
Alopecia areata is an autoimmune disorder that causes patches of hair to fall out. While it's rare in children younger than 18 months, it's most likely to start in ...
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Alopecia areata is a recurrent nonscarring type of hair loss that can affect any hair-bearing area and can manifest in many different patterns.
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Alopecia areata is a recurrent nonscarring type of hair loss that can affect any hair-bearing area. Clinically, alopecia areata can manifest many different ...
- Alopecia areata - NICE CKS
2014-05-15 Last revised in May 2014 Back to top Alopecia areata - Summary. Alopecia areata is a chronic, inflammatory, usually relapsing condition which affects the ...
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Alopecia Areata - an easy to understand guide covering causes, diagnosis, symptoms, treatment and prevention plus additional in depth medical information.
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Systemic corticosteroids for alopecia areata. Systemic application of steroids is the most powerful form of corticosteroid treatment.
- Alopecia Areata - Family Practice Notebook
This page includes the following topics and synonyms: Alopecia Areata, Alopecia Totalis, Alopecia Universalis, Exclamation Point Hair.