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Alopecia universalis

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* Not a rare disease

Other Names for this Disease

  • Alopecia areata universalis
  • Alopecia universalis congenita
  • AU
  • Generalized atrichia
  • Loss of all hair on the body
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  • 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
  • Alopecia universalis congenita
  • AU
  • Generalized atrichia
  • Loss of all hair on the body
See Disclaimer regarding information on this site. Some links on this page may take you to organizations outside of the National Institutes of Health.