Alopecia areata also known as patchy hair loss or AA is a sudden hair loss that starts with one or more circular bald patches that may overlap. Alopecia areata is an autoimmune disease that causes hair to fall out in small, random patches. The hair loss usually affects the scalp, but it can also occur in other areas of the body. The condition rarely results in total hair loss or alopecia universalis, but it can prevent hair from growing back. When hair does grow back, it’s possible for the hair to fall out again. The extent of hair loss and regrowth varies from person-to-person.
The exact cause of alopecia areata is not known. However, it most often occurs in people who have a family history of other autoimmune disorders, such as Type 1 Diabetes or Rheumatoid Arthritis.
The treatments options at Claro-
Medical line of management in the form of oral and topical medication in order to stop the further progress and helping in faster regrowth.
Active management –
- Intralesional corticosteroid injection