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What is spot baldness?

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Spot baldness, or alopecia areata, makes your hair fall out in smooth, round patches, but it usually grows back. The condition is a type of autoimmune disease, which means your body attacks itself. In this case, it destroys your hair.

From: Why Am I Losing My Hair? WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES:

American Hair Loss Association: “Introduction.”

Genetics Home Reference: “Androgenetic alopecia.”

American Hair Loss Association: “Causes of Hair Loss.”

FamilyDoctor.org: “Hair Loss: Overview”

NHS choices: “Hair loss.”

American Academy of Dermatology: “Hair loss.”

FamilyDoctor.org: “Hair Loss: Causes & Risk Factors.”

Reviewed by Michael W. Smith on December 07, 2017

SOURCES:

American Hair Loss Association: “Introduction.”

Genetics Home Reference: “Androgenetic alopecia.”

American Hair Loss Association: “Causes of Hair Loss.”

FamilyDoctor.org: “Hair Loss: Overview”

NHS choices: “Hair loss.”

American Academy of Dermatology: “Hair loss.”

FamilyDoctor.org: “Hair Loss: Causes & Risk Factors.”

Reviewed by Michael W. Smith on December 07, 2017

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