A medical condition in which hair is lost from some or all areas of the body, especially the scalp.
Late latin, from greek alōpekia, from alōpekēs fox.
- Alopecia is a common condition that affects many people.
- The cause of alopecia is not well understood.
- Alopecia can lead to hair loss in patches.
- There is no cure for alopecia, but there are treatments that can help.
- Many people with alopecia choose to wear wigs or other hairpieces to conceal their hair loss.