Alopecia areata

loss of hair in circumscribed patches.
Historical Examples

alopecia areata, on the other hand, affects both sexes with equal frequency, but affects them at different ages.
The Sexual Life of the Child Albert Moll

alopecia areata and morphœa have been observed associated with it.
Essentials of Diseases of the Skin Henry Weightman Stelwagon

alopecia areata is characterized by the development of round patches more or less completely denuded of hair.
Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 3, Part 1, Slice 2 Various

alopecia areata alopecia ar·e·a·ta (âr’ē-ā’tə)
Hair loss in circumscribed, noninflamed areas of the scalp, eyebrows and beard. Also called alopecia circumscripta.


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