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Alopecia totalis



Alopecia totalis
Classification & external resources
ICD-10 L63.0

Alopecia totalis is the loss of all head hair. Its causes are unclear, but it is an autoimmune disorder, and can be the result of stress.

Additional recommended knowledge

Treatment

Methotrexate and corticosteroids have been proposed as treatments.[1]

References

  1. ^ Joly P (2006). "The use of methotrexate alone or in combination with low doses of oral corticosteroids in the treatment of alopecia totalis or universalis". J. Am. Acad. Dermatol. 55 (4): 632–6. doi:10.1016/j.jaad.2005.09.010. PMID 17010743.

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