Alopecia universalis or alopecia areata universalis is a medical condition involving rapid loss of all hair, including eyebrows and eyelashes. It is the most severe form of alopecia areata, with an incidence of .001% (1 in 100,000).
There is no standard treatment for alopecia universalis. Many treatments have been explored, including immunomodulatory agents such as imiquimod.
Notable people with alopecia universalis
Art Harris, a journalist best known for his work as a CNN assignment reporter
Duncan Goodhew, a former Olympic swimmer
David Ferrie, A CIA operative, pilot, and private investigator.
Matt Lucas, an actor appearing in the Little Britain TV series
Pierluigi Collina, the world's most famous soccer referee
Staciana Stitts-Winfield who won the gold medal in the 100m breaststroke at the 1999 Pan American Games in Winnipeg, Manitoba. She was also a member of the USA national team at the 1998 Goodwill Games in New York, placing second in the 100m breast and was on the gold medal winning 400 medley relay (breaststroke leg).
Fictional characters with alopecia universalis
Stan Sitwell, a character on the sitcom Arrested Development
The Judge, a character in Cormac McCarthy's novel Blood Meridian
China, a pony belonging to Kaitlin Cooper from television's The O.C