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Alopecia Areata

Medically Reviewed by Stephanie S. Gardner, MD on April 26, 2022

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Alopecia areata (AA) is a chronic, autoimmune disease and while most associate it with temporary and permanent hair loss, it affects the nails in up to 46% of those affected. AA nails may appear pitted with lines, having splitting and/or white spots.

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