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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.


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