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5 Facts you should know about

Alopecia Ophiasis

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1

A form of alopecia areata characterized by the loss of hair in the shape of a wave

at the circumference of the head.

2

It’s the rarest of alopecia syndromes,

accounting for <1% of cases.

3

It gets its name from Greek word ophis (snake)

because of the apparent similarity to a snake-shape and the pattern of hair loss.

4

The term "sisaipho" is used to characterize the inverse pattern.

5

Ophiasis has a poorer prognosis than other forms of alopecia areata

and is often refractory to conventional treatments.

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