* Not a rare disease
Other Names for this Disease
- Alopecia areata universalis
- Alopecia universalis congenita
- Generalized atrichia
- Loss of all hair on the body
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The course of alopecia universalis is highly unpredictable, and the uncertainty of what will happen next is probably the most difficult and frustrating aspect of the disease. You may continue to lose hair, or your hair loss may stop. The hair you have lost may or may not grow back.
Last updated: 11/1/2013
- Alopecia Areata: Questions and Answers About Alopecia Areata. National Institutes of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Disorders (NIAMS). January 2012; http://www.niams.nih.gov/Health_Info/Alopecia_Areata/. Accessed 7/11/2014.