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Alopecia universalis


Other Names for this Disease

  • Alopecia areata universalis
  • AU
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  • What is the cause of my condition? And how many people get this? Can it be causing other side effects? Click here for answer

  • Is this form of alopecia be reversible? Can the hair just grow back one day? Click here for answer

  • My fiance has alopecia universalis. He has no family history of this condition. Recently, I read that the disease is hereditary. This worries me. Please help me understand our future children's chance of developing alopecia universalis. Click here for answer

  • Is there a cure for alopecia universalis? Click here for answer

  • I was born with alopecia universalis. I have recently had regrowth of thin sparse hairs. What can I expect from this condition? Will my hair ever grow back fully and can the condition be cured? Click here for answer

Other Names for this Disease
  • Alopecia areata universalis
  • AU
See Disclaimer regarding information on this site. Some links on this page may take you to organizations outside of the National Institutes of Health.