Course of Disease
Younger the age of onset & more widespread- prognosis is poor. Less than 1% have other areas involved like eyebrows, eyelashes, beard, body.
- within 6 mths-in 30%
- within 1yr-in 50%
- within 5yrs-75%
Complete recovery is seen only in 30% cases. New lesions may appear in months to yrs in 50% cases. Poor prognosis in alopecia totalis & universalis
History- Painless hair loss, Occasional pruritus
Psychologic- Psychologic stress is an important precipating factor in many cases.