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What are the Most Common Types of Alopecia?

One of the common hair problems is alopecia, which refers to an autoimmune disorder characterized by hair loss. An autoimmune disorder occurs when the immune system negatively affects a specific system in the body. In the case of alopecia, the immune system attacks the hair follicles, which lead to uprooting of hair. The hair loss attributed to alopecia is usually in the form of clumps or circles. The extent of hair loss depends on the strength of hair follicles. It may contribute to partial or total hair loss.   Main Types of Alopecia Alopecia areata It is a type of alopecia characterized by several coin-sized patches with irregular shape. These patches may be found on the scalp or any part...

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