National Alopecia Areata Foundation
National Alopecia Areata Foundation is a nonprofit organization focused on medical research. Nonprofit status since 1982.
What you need to know about alopecia areata
Alopecia areata is a common autoimmune skin disease, causing hair loss on the scalp, face and sometimes on other areas of the body. In fact, it affects as many as 6.8 million people in the U.S. with a lifetime risk of 2.1%.
People of all ages, both sexes and all ethnic groups can develop alopecia areata. It often first appears during childhood and can be different for everyone who has it.
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